I had read a lot about colors and prints and how to choose fabric but it doesn't really make sense to me until I make the mistakes for myself. So I learned that too many bold prints in one quilt isn't really my style. I also learned that how the fabric is being cut should be considered when deciding on scale of the print. The cat fabric in this quilt was cut up so much it is a little hard to really appreciate the cuteness of all the cats.
Another reason this quilt is really growing on me is because my daughter claimed it and then helped me finish it. I hung the top on my wall while I was finishing up the Resonance prototype and as soon as she saw it she asked for it to be hers. I of course said yes.
She helped me do the straight line quilting on the boarder with the new walking foot my husband bought me for my birthday. I also let her help with some of the free motion quilting but that was pretty hard to do with a three year old on my lap. Then, she helped attach the binding by machine and I hand stitched it to finish.
She loves it! I also learned that I LOVE the look of a solid quilt back with a print binding! I will definitely be doing that again. You can see a little of the back peaking out in this next picture.