Belts & Buckles!


I feel like running around and shouting, “I finished a quilt top, I finished a quilt top!” This is my first big piecing finish of 2015. I present to you my version of Rebel Craft Media’s Belts & Buckles Quilt designed by the lovely Melissa of Tension Issues!


I took a bit of liberty with the pattern and left out some patterned partial buckle and belt units along the edge of the quilt and subbed in some charcoal and some bright orange. I love the dimension, edges, and movement that my decision gives the quilt.


I used a Carolyn Friedlander Doe roll-up with the exception of the teal fabric, Kona Charcoal for the background, and I am planning on using Lighting in Yarrow for the binding. I am currently debating on making the top bigger with some sashing and a few more bits of orange for my guest bedroom, which is why it is not finished.

I worked on it during the #sewingathomecon weekend while drooling over everyone’s QuiltCon photographs on instagram. I created quite a bit of goose poop!

And had some supervision!

To celebrate the release of this fun pattern, Rebel Craft Media has given me a copy of the pattern to give to one of you. Since the weather was warm, sunny, and I was able to ride home with the sunroof open on Monday afternoon, leave me a comment telling me what you are looking forward to this spring. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing some old friends and meeting new ones at Mid-Atlantic MOD, closing on our new house (eek!), and enjoying the warm sunshine.

I’ll close the giveaway on Monday evening, 7pm EST.

Be sure to check out Rebel Craft Media’s blog the rest of the week to see the other featured pattern testers. It is always fun to see how other people work with a pattern! Melissa posted a awesome piecing trick on Monday, Carla, Abbie, me, Katie, and Kaitlin round out the week.

Quilt Details

Pattern: Belts & Buckles designed by Melissa Kirk for Rebel Craft Media
Front: Doe by Carolyn Friedlander and coordinating Kona Charcoal
Finished size: approx. 59″ x 69″


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12 thoughts on “Belts & Buckles!

  1. Christine Sherman March 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm Reply

    Opening up the house for fresh air will be nice! Love your quilt! Nice to see a pattern that is different than others 🙂

  2. Sandy March 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I really like the pattern and the quilt you made from it! Hope I’ll win!

  3. Chris March 13, 2015 at 2:52 am Reply

    I love this pattern, would be such fun for a college student.

  4. Sonja McLane March 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm Reply

    This is really neat. I would love this pattern. Thanks,

  5. Jen B March 12, 2015 at 6:31 pm Reply

    I’ looking forward to the warmer weather.

  6. wowilikethat1 March 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm Reply

    I’m just looking forward to not being cold. Thanks for the great giveaway. I’ve also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  7. Jessica March 12, 2015 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Love your version! What I am looking forward to most about Spring is opening the windows and letting the fresh air fill our home. Plus the cats will enjoy windowsill sleeping, soaking in all the sunshine.

  8. Judy March 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm Reply

    This is a great use of Doe!! I have a fat quarter bundle. . . I have to admit, I’m not all that inspired by it but this is really awesome! Love your little tweaks to the pattern!

    I’m looking forward to less traffic! Living in a ‘snowbird’ state, traffic levels drop significantly over March 🙂

  9. Christina March 12, 2015 at 12:53 pm Reply

    Love your version of the quilt! I have a Doe fat-eighth bundle that I’m eager to use in a x and + quilt, so seeing your quilt is really inspiring 🙂

  10. […] We’re coming to you today on Day 4 of Belts & Buckles Week, Rebel Crafters!  In celebration of the new Belts & Buckles Quilt pattern release, we’re featuring this beautiful version made by one of our testers, Elizabeth from (@andpins).  Elizabeth is giving away a copy of the pattern on her blog, And Pins, so go check it out! […]

  11. quiltingjetgirl March 12, 2015 at 10:10 am Reply

    I am looking forward to being able to have the windows in my house open again. 🙂 Lovely finish; your fabrics and placement look wonderful.

  12. Rhonda Desgranges March 12, 2015 at 9:23 am Reply

    What a cool pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

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