Last year, Fat Quarter Shop hosted the Patchwork Quilt Along featuring 5" versions of several traditional blocks. I thought the small blocks were adorable and would look fabulous in my long-hoarded Chicopee fabrics.
I added in some coordinating solids and paired all that yummy color with Kona Bone.
I had originally thought I would frame the blocks in Bone and then add a darker solid for sashing since I wanted to omit the border in the original quilt. I nixed that idea because I felt it made the quilt a bit too busy. However, I had already framed the blocks, so I just left them that way when I pieced the top.
I wanted a lot of texture, so I quilted it with a one-inch irregular grid using 50 wt. Aurifil 2021 (Natural White). I'm not a big fan of rigid straight line quilting, so I rarely mark my quilts. I just eyeballed it, using the seams as guidelines.
I had enough Chicopee left to piece the back, but it would have used up most of my remaining stash...and I'm not quite ready to quit hoarding it yet. I came across this floral print which perfectly coordinates and I added in some of the solid scraps from the top.
I did use some of my Chicopee scraps to make a scrappy binding. I love the way it looks. You can see it a bit better in the picture below...
I snapped this pic immediately before the quilt fell to the ground. (Talk about good timing!)
This one is a nice throw size - it measures approximately 52" x 60" after washing. I think I'm keeping it - and throwing it over the back of the couch until I find the perfect reading chair...
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.I'm on schedule this week! AND I completed all the items on last week's to-do list! Can you believe it? I think it's because I finished the Brick Wall quilt and got it shipped off. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Now I can focus the next 4 projects with due dates quickly approaching.
In addition to completing the Brick Wall quilt last week, I was able to finish and send off my March do Good Stitches blocks for Cheer Circle. We made Scrap Jar Stars this month. You can find a tutorial for the block here.
I also got my Box in a Box blocks finished for Fat Quarter Shop's 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along. I'm using some of my long-hoarded Chicopee stash for this quilt. I just love all these little blocks. They're so cute!
Last week was fairly productive. I was able to complete the star quilt, photograph it, and get it shipped off. I'll be posting pics after the quilt has been gifted. I cut some of the sashing strips for the Brick Wall quilt commission and plan to finish the rest this week. I transformed one stack of waiting blocks into a quilt top and hope to get the back pieced this week.
I was also able to complete a couple of blocks for the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild's next charity quilt. Aren't these 4-Patch Butterfly blocks cute?