I am a looooong time fan of Aneela Hoey's fabrics and I knew that I wanted to use Pips as the cover quilt for this pattern as soon as I saw it. The colors! The prints! They are sew good. The Verity Quilt Pattern was the perfect way to show off those cute little dogs and the fun colors.
There are lots of reasons why I love Aneela's fabrics but here are the two that make her fabrics unique and super useful for adding to my stash:
1. She does a great job of integrating basic prints into the collections so that they are interesting within the collection but also very useful for mixing with other fabrics.
2. The colors! I am always looking for fabrics that are super usable but also a little different from what I normally find on shelves. Aneela always manages to fill holes in my stash with just the right shade.
Both of these characteristics also makes the collection perfect for this quilt because in addition to adorable little dogs, there are more "basic" type prints that add a little texture and interest to the quilt. Because the pattern uses pretty big pieces, the colors also have lots of room to shine and they just look so great together. I love this collection.
The quilting was done by Heidi of Piece & Joy Quilting and wow, this was the perfect panto for this project. I love that it is modern and gives the quilt lots of texture while also echoing the shapes in the Field print from the collection. Heidi's work always blows me away.
The backing fabric is my favorite print from the collection (Orangeade Puppy Dog Tails) and binding is the Blueberry Pixel Dot print. This shade of blue is so pretty and Pixel Dot is one of my favorite prints from her years-ago Sherbet Pips collection.