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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