A Weekender Quilt

So this last Saturday was the sewing day with my friends.  It was great!  I was so sad when we decided to skip the December sew session.  The good news is that in February not only do we have Sew Saturday, but we have QUILT RETREAT the next weekend!  Sorry, did I shout?  I am soooo excited!

I have to plan.  Plan it all out.  What am I taking?  What am I working on?  Which way do I go?  Which way do I go? What cartoon was that from trivia buffs.

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I pulled these fabrics from my stash to make a “quickie” quilt this weekend.  These are by Jennifer Brinley for Studio E Fabrics “Joyful Blooms”.  This fabric is circa 2013.  So these are only 5 years old, I must be getting closer to the top of the stash, LOL!  I just looked at Studio E’s website and it is still available for purchase.

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I saw a pattern I liked in a Connecting Threads catalog.  It was a crib quilt in the picture and was designed by Amy Smart.  So I decided the size I wanted to make my quilt, looked at her quilt block and made it work for the size I wanted my quilt to be.  I have know idea what size her blocks were or anything because I did not buy the pattern.  I just made it work for me.  If you would like a pattern you can buy Amy Smart’s through Connecting Threads.

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It is a great and easy pattern and goes together quickly.  It works well for the bigger pattern fabrics which I had 2 I wanted to highlight in this quilt.

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This is what the end product ended up looking like.  Still a cool quilt even though it is a simple pattern.  I have enough of this fabric left to make another one.  I must have been planning for a king or queen size.  I just won’t be able to use the lime green for the sashing, I will have to use the purple or the multi stripy as the sashing instead.  Still cool but it will give it a completely different look.

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I picked a backing, which is a bit more grapey in color, but it will be OK as they will not be touching.  (yes I am declaring grapey a word.)

So now off to the quilter to get quilted.

What have you been working on lately?

Always,

Gentrie

Marni GaskillComment