Honestly, I'm not a jazz hands kinda girl...

 MNEtextiles erica’s honesty quilt top

MNEtextiles erica’s honesty quilt top

 MNEtextiles : #ericashonesty on instagram

MNEtextiles : #ericashonesty on instagram

This quilt began right before I had my second son (April 2015). That’s what quilters do when they are nesting right? — start another quilt.   At least for me, that's what I needed.  I had been eyeing this pattern from Material Obsession 2 by Sarah Fiekle and Kathy Doughty and knew I should start it now, or I never would. 

Three years later, I finished piecing ALL the y-seams while I was on retreat with KMQG, Spring of 2017. I’m ecstatic that I saw it through to the end and put my own spin on the pattern. Sometimes (or most of the time) I don’t know who the quilt might be for in the end, but I had a vision of all these beautiful Leah Duncan and Carolyn Friedlander fabrics rolled together in an intricate way.

This block layout is a 3rd option to the 2 patterns available in the book, Erica's Honesty and Jazz Hands. And that's where the title came from.

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My brother proposed to his girlfriend and her son in December 2017. And I knew this quilt needed to stay in the family and that she’d love it’s traditional and modern qualities. (She liked it so much, it hung at the wedding in October.)

 Quilting by Christina Lane

Quilting by Christina Lane

 MNEtextiles finished erica’s honesty outside of the wedding shower, held by dad and megan, canton, NC

MNEtextiles finished erica’s honesty outside of the wedding shower, held by dad and megan, canton, NC

Christina Lane, quilted the quilt using an edge-to-edge design from Karlee Porter called Retro Tile 2.