Painted Ladies Quilt Project

A lot of photos appear as I’m scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed each day, and many of them are crafty things because, of course, Facebook knows what I look at online and makes sure to flash me more of the same!  I see various quilt-y pictures, especially when friends share patterns and such, and one day I was particularly glued to a post about the Painted Ladies Quilt.  The design is based on the row houses of San Francisco.

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I think house quilts are cute in general, but I’ve never felt like I had to make one, until I saw the one my friend shared; I was immediately drawn to the rows of feathers quilted between the rows of houses, and the fact that these houses were on an angle.  I clicked the link and ended up finding Love Shack Quilts and Sharon Blackmore (she quilted the one in my friend’s photo) who I didn’t know before but have now met in person.  You can hear more about that in the video at the end of this post 🙂

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It was a stretch for me to track down the pattern and purchase it, not being an avid buyer of books or patterns myself, but I found it and started looking for fabrics.  I had a color palette in mind but just couldn’t quite get it together; I wanted to use pre-cuts to get a wide variety of prints so I finally decided to go with the most appealing collection I could find instead of waiting forever to find exactly what I’m still looking for and end up not making the quilt at all! LOL  I’m pretty sure I will be making this one again 🙂

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It turned out pretty cute and, as my above mentioned friend calls it, “folksy”.  It wasn’t an intense piecing project so I got through it without incident and I do recommend the pattern!  I kept track of the hours on this one because I’m often asked how long it takes me to make a quilt from start to finish and I thought it would be fun to record some clips of my process and have a complete video documenting the whole project.  That video is below, so check it out if you’re interested in seeing how it all came together!  The details are at the end so grab a coffee before you start…

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