Begun in late 2015, when my son was 5, I am so relieved to have finally finished his bed quilt. And it's a big one. This twin sized quilt measures 72" x 90". The pattern is Fat Quarter Fizz by the Fat Quarter Shop.
The curtains are from before he was born. They matched his baby quilt.
I'm glad that I used the blue on the back so when he's tired of Very Hungry Caterpillar he can use the reverse side up. Fabric is all Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, made by Andover.
It's quilted with large square spirals with oval spirals in the center using Aurifil 50wt Marrakesh Variegated (#3817). I machine bound with the same thread.
I finished a much smaller version of this quilt back in 2016.
This was my UFO project chosen (#2) from my All People Quilt 2020 UFO Challenge list. I'm linking up to One Monthly Goal January Finish List. I wrote about this project in my OMG Goal post at the beginning of the month.
I'm also linking up to the Beauties Pageant and TGIFF.
This weekend was full of blue!
On my way home from seeing Blue Man Group (and enjoying a tasty blue cocktail) I realized that I needed to start and finish this mini quilt to share with you today for the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Solid Remix. Thankfully I already had a plan and had pulled the fabric above to choose from.
A Brilliant Cut is a mini quilt pattern available from Fat Quarter Shop as part of their Sew Solids series. I opted for a sapphire on a silver band since my engagement ring has a sapphire. The free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop was easy to follow and this is a quick little project to sew up. It took me less than two hours to cut and piece the quilt top. The facets on the bottom half of the gem are easily achieved with the Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler.
In the interest of a fast finish I chose walking foot quilting in a 2" crosshatch pattern. I marked the diagonal lines in one direction with masking tape and stitched with the edge of my presser foot along the edge of each piece of tape. Then I repeated in the other direction. You can see the first line of stitching in the photo below. I used Aurifil 50wt Silver Fox Variegated (#4670) for the quilting.
I take any chance I have to bind something in stripes. This dark blue, white, and grey stripe was the perfect choice for this project. I used Aurifil 50wt Medium Delft Blue (#2783) to hand stitch my binding on the back.
Visit The Jolly Jabber to see what others have created for this Sew Solid Remix.
Happy Friday! Today Fat Quarter Shop launched their Ocean Waves Quilt Block Pattern. I was one of eight makers to stitch together samples of the block.
I chose two fabrics from my scrap bin and got to work!
Using their Triangles on a Roll to stitch up my perfect 2 1/2" finished HSTs. This method was both speedy and effective. You pin your fabrics to the paper, stitch through all three layers on the dotted lines, cut on the solid lines, and remove the paper. I reduced my stitch length as I do with foundation paper piecing, and the newsprint paper was easy to tear away.
Fat Quarter Shop is offering a free block tutorial for these 10" finished blocks as well as a complete pattern in four sizes. There's even a quilt kit available!
Happy stitching! See what others are making at #oceanwavesquilt, #fqsquiltalong, and #fatquartershop on social media.
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