It’s Friday, the last day of a very long week, a long couple of weeks to be exact. I am so excited to share how this stack of fabric finished into a quilt. It was delivered on Wednesday and the new owner is thrilled. I love being able to surprise people with quilts – it makes the entire process that much more fun!
Here is Plus No. 4 Organized Chaos. My husband did the fabric pull based on the center Go Go London plus and helped me cut the fabric. It was a true collaborative effort, one that I hope to do again soon.
The fabulous quilting was done by my friend Amalia! I told her to have fun and quilt it however she wanted – I am blown away by it. The photo above was taken prewash, the quilt has even more texture now.
I am happy to say that with the exception of the binding, the entire quilt came out of my stash, a first!
Title: Plus No. 4 Organized Chaos
Pattern: my own
Front: Miscellaneous fabrics from my stash inspired by the Go Go London in Lustrous plus in the center and Platinum Quilter’s Linen
Back: Black Widescreen and scraps from the front
Binding: Go Go London in Lustrous
Quilting: by Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz
Finished Size: 54 1/2″ square
Sorry for the radio silence, somehow it is the 26th of February already! I’ve been stitching away almost every spare minute in between working, helping a LQS upgrade their website, and putting in an offer on a house. Did you spend last weekend glued to social media looking at the photos from QuiltCon like I did? Here is what I have been working on the last two weeks:
I put the final stitches on in the binding of my latest Plus finish, Plus no. 4. She was quilted by my friend Amalia and is headed to the wash this evening and will photographed and gifted next week.
I tested the Belts & Buckles quilt pattern from Rebel Craft Media – it is a great pattern and I cannot wait to share it with you. Check out #beltsandbucklesquilt on Instagram to see what everyone is up to.
The progressive quilt that I participated in during last year’s Mid-Atlantic Mod won First Place in the Bee or Group Quilts Category at QuiltCon! I am beyond thrilled to have participated the quilt with the wonderful group of women. A huge congratulations to Rose who won the top, quilted it beautifully, and submitted it to QuiltCon.
1st Place, Bee or Group Quilts
Playing with Little Bits by participants of Mid-Atlantic MOD 2014
Mid-Atlantic MOD 2014
Pieced by: Rose Daley, Anna Levengood, Jill Stafford, Jessica Skultety, Jessica Levitt, Robin Tillsworth, Rachel Singh, and Elizabeth Timmons
Quilted by: Rose Daley
What have you been up to lately?
I am thrilled to be participating in the Layers of Charm blog hop with the Fat Quarter Shop with the debut of August Diamonds – my first big finish of 2015 – and a giveaway! (Giveaway is now closed!)
Layers of Charm is a quick, easy pattern that uses a layer cake and a set of charm squares to create a dynamic & fun quilt. I seriously spent more time debating on which layer cake to use and determining the layout of the fabrics than I did actually sewing the top together! This is the second short cut pattern by the Fat Quarter Shop that I have used. My grandmother’s quilt started with their Jelly Roll Jam pattern.
You can get the free pattern here: Layers of Charm
Make sure you check out their video tutorial!
I finally decided on August by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel and a stack of Navy Bella. The prints are 10″ squares and the diamonds were formed using 5″ charm squares. Do to the timeframe involved in this quilt, I sent it to my friend Tia Curtis to have it quilted. She did custom typography in the prints and geometric lines in the navy diamonds.
I am completely thrilled with how this quilt finished! So much so that it will have permanent residence in my house after the Southern Comforters of Bowie quilt show in March.
The photos were pre-wash since I was running out of daylight, but it crinkled up beautifully!
To celebrate the launch of another awesome pattern, the Fat Quarter Shop has generously agreed to give away a layer cake of Playful by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel to get your creative process started. (Giveaway is now closed!)
To enter to win, check out the Fat Quarter Shop, tell me what combination of layer cake and charm squares you would use to make a Layers of Charm quilt, and use the Rafflecopter below to let me know your details. I will let Mr. Random pick a winner at 9pm EST on Friday, February 13th.
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Congratulations to Lori S. who said that she would use 3 Sisters Favorites Layer Cake and Lorikeet Bali Scraps Charm Pack!
Title: August Diamonds
Pattern: Layers of Charm by Fat Quarter Shop
Front: August by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel and a stack of Navy Bella charm squares
Back: Gray Widescreen
Binding: Netorious in Toy Boat
Quilting: by Tia Curtis
Finished Size: 57 1/2″ square