I am a creature of habit and if you were to pop by my home you are likely to find me at my sewing machine making a quilt, however when the going gets tough and I unexpectedly lose a few days because life happens you are then likely to find me making a simple patchwork quilt preferably from fabric pulled from my scrap bin. The ritual and routine of patchwork piecing brings so much joy!
And so this quilt is all about the fabrics, the prints, and the abundance of color. No specific color palette for this quilt, instead I have embraced the all over scrappy (and colorful) look. I have included many of may favorite prints as well as fussy cut numerous fun novelty prints to feature animals, birds, faces, fruits, accessories etc.
The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 75 inches and I have ditch stitched all seam lines, thereby creating an all over 2.5 inch grid of intersecting lines and giving the quilt a lovely soft hand without adding or taking anything away from the fabrics that are the feature of this quilt.
The back of the quilt features a single text fabric ~ Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston ~ an old favorite. And I have matched it with my signature black and white stripe fabric (by Timeless Treasures) for the binding.
A selection of more than 200 different quilting cottons
have been used to make this quilt..
I made 42 16-patch blocks and 6 8-patch blocks: a total of 720 patches of fabric.
(Refer to the Checkerboard Strip Piecing Tutorial for detailed piecing details).
Each finished square measures 2.5" x 2.5".
The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 75 inches.
Low loft cotton batting ~
Warm & White batting from The Warm Company;
a low loft cotton batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics
This quilt was sold prior to listing in my store.
If you are interested in purchasing one of my quilts - even one that I am still
working on - please don't hesitate to contact me by email.
Next up: a quilt from my bucket list! I am excited and nervous at the same time about making this quilt.
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