Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Climbing Squares Mini Quilt


School starts back in session today which means I'm back at work. We spent the last two weeks of summer cramming in all of our favorite activities and the craft room has been quieter than I would like. I did manage to start a top secret project that I can't wait to share. I also was asked to make and angel quilt for the @schnitzelandboominiswap found on Instagram. My partner said she like greens and blues and when going through my stash these fabrics jumped out at me.
The pattern is called Climbing Squares and can be found in vol. 9 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. I made four of the blocks and put them together for a quilt that measured just over 24x24.
  
What I learned: Big, bold fabrics are fun to work with, but lining them up is nearly impossible. I wanted the waves to be seamless, but it started to drive me crazy and so ended up not worrying about it. Lining up the patterns in fabric will be something I continue to work on!



I decided to use a binding technique dubbed Magic Binding that creates a little flange of fabric with the binding. It added a nice frame around the wild prints!


 I did a meandering wave in the quilting to match the wave in the Alison Glass fabric. 


I love adding a strip of color to solid backs. It makes the quilting pop and ties the whole quilt together. 


I don't always label my quilts, but using printable iron on paper works perfectly for a wall hanging that won't get a lot of wash in the laundry. 


3 comments:

Melissa said...

That's just SOOO pretty!!! She's lucky to have you as her angel. :-)

Lizzy said...

Really cute with your own specialized label and all. I can't even wrap my head around this!

L

Lindsey Fowler / Ever So Splendid said...

Gorgeous color and pattern selection! Well done!