Cinema at 7

By | May 8, 2016

I’m calling this my Cinema at 7 quilt as it’s 7 x 7 blocks. It is based on the Film at Five quilt from the Wedding Dress Blue blog.

I of course made some changes to the original pattern from the Wedding Dress Blue blog. I changed the size of the small squares from 2.5″ to 2 inches  just  because I’m insane and because I already had a whole bunch of that size square already cut out and ready to piece. Also instead of making the “dark” squares in the sashing scrappy I decided to make them all black. I love black and white.

The quilt started off as a baby quilt and looked like this laid out:

baby_sized_cinema_at_7Marc liked it so much laid out he asked if I would make it into a bed quilt for us rather than a baby quilt to eventually gift away.  As I was quite taken by how it looked I quickly agreed.

To make a queen sized quilt I quickly realized that I’d need 49 of the 25 patch squares. I enjoyed making them even though that was  a lot of sewing.  I cut out most of the sashing at home and made it when I went to my first quilting retreat this April. I was very focused on this and in two days got the quilt to this stage:


The next day I got the quilt to a flimsy stage. I’m very pleased with how it looks!


I love the contrast between the black and white sashing and the scrappy centres. While I’m partially dreading quilting this on my sewing machine I’m also very much looking forward to seeing it achieve quilt status and it’s home on my bed!

Linking to Main Crush MondaysToo Cute TuesdayLets Bee Social, Oh Scrap!Show off Saturday & Woomp There It Is

9 thoughts on “Cinema at 7

  1. Bonnie

    It is going to look great on your bed when it’s finished. A l8t of work has gone into it. You will enjoy it for years to come.

  2. Zenia Rene

    Wowzers! This looks FANTASTIC! I love the black and white sashing…it really reminds me of film. I’m adding this to my long list of quilts I want to make! Thanks for idea and for linking up at WHOOMP There IT Is!

  3. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

    The black and white sashing was the perfect choice, it really lets those scrappy blocks shine! This is a beauty and I’m looking forward to seeing how you quilt it. Thanks so much for sharing this on Main Crush Monday!

  4. Susan

    I think it’s funny that you changed then name. I call mine Film at Eleven, ’cause when I was growing up, that’s what the news always said. =) Mine was for my older son, and had lots of space fabrics in it. Another classic Deanna design!


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