As much as I like the look of modern quilts, every once in a while I am attracted to a pretty patchwork design, and this fabric from Craftsy.com sucked me in! haha I wasn’t a sucker immediately though; when I first saw the photo of the fabric bundle I was thinking “meh…” but then I saw some completed projects and decided I liked the patchwork combination.
Often when I see a bundle or a set of pre-cuts there are a few individual pieces that I don’t care for on their own, but then when they are all mixed together in a project they don’t bother me. Which is what happened in this quilt. I guess that’s why I’m not a fabric designer myself and I’m just better off as a buyer!
I made this quilt using a 10″ square bundle of Boundless Flower Shoppe, and I ordered a bigger piece of the one floral print for the border. It’s all half square triangles, which I made by stacking two squares right sides together, marking a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner, stitching a 1/4″ seam on either side of that line and then cutting on the marked line to separate my two finished blocks. If you like the blocks smaller, you can just sew a 1/4″ seam all around the outside edge of your two square stack and then cut on two diagonal lines which will give you four smaller blocks.
Just for you, I’m including some very detailed and technical sketches below to explain what I’m talking about; do you appreciate that the pink marker coordinates with the pink in the quilt? I thought you would. The left one shows what I did; the right one shows the four smaller block version.
I like the bigger ones myself because, obviously, the quilt top goes together faster! On occasion I’ve used the smaller version – they’re great for making chevron quilts – but I draw the line (haha) at anything smaller than those. I’ve seen smaller in many quilts, but those people must either live to piece or have stronger medications than I do …
I ended up quilting it with an overall scalloped kind of flower design that looks really nice, fills in quickly, and gives it a lovely crinkled up look when it’s all done and laundered. Once again, this quilt was intended for my shop but is currently making its way into my own living space so the jury is still out on whether or not it will be for sale …
I like the photos of the crumpled quilt because it just looks so cuddly!