This quilt really highlights a focus fabric nicely. And in my case, helps use up some fabrics I found at a local thrift shop in a way that looks nicely coordinated.
wasting time looking for inspiration on Pinterest a while ago and saw a picture of this quilt which I liked enough to pin to one of my boards. So, while going through Pinterest boards today to get some ideas for a quilt I came across the Pin and thought that it looked like an easy enough project and decided to make it.
Here it is before any borders have been added:
I really like how it turned out.
However, I had to do some work to create this as the Pin had no links to a pattern and a reverse image search didn’t help me find one either.
I decided I’d make my blocks 12″ finished. Here is a picture of a block.
The centre blocks are 6.5″ square unfinished, the corner blocks are cut at 3.5″ square unfinished and the narrow strips are cut at 2″x6.5″ unfinished.
For 12 blocks
- cut 2 strips of focus fabric (A) at 6.5″ wide and WOF and cross cut into 6.5″ squares for a total of 12 squares (you’ll need more fabric if you fussy cut)
- cut 8 – 2″ strips x WOF of each of the two non focus fabrics B & C
- Cut 3 – 3.5″ strips x WOF of each of two non focus fabrics B & C, cut 24 3.5″ squares of each of fabric B & C
Sew being careful of your seams (mine could have been a bit more precise) a B & C 2″ strip together, and iron to the darker fabric, do this 8 times, sub cut into 48, 6.5″ x 3.5″ rectangles.
Choose which of B or C will be in the top left hand corner of the square. Referring to the block above lay out your blocks and sew together.
It goes together fast. I did have some issue with nesting seams but I’m not quite sure how I would have avoided it other than changing the construction completely.
Tomorrow’s challenge is figuring out borders for this. I’m not sure I have enough red for an inner border, but I do have enough of the pale yellow for one so I may be using that followed by the floral. I have enough floral for a reasonable outer border.
10 thoughts on “Highlight Your Fabric Quilt – Construction Notes”
Pretty quilt. I really like the colors. It’s an interesting pattern, too.
This is so beautiful and so much work involved in making these. Well done!
A very nice pattern for your fabric. Your border plan sounds promising.
What a great block to make the most of your pretty focus fabric. Thanks for sharing at Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. 🙂
Lovely! The focus fabric is so pretty, and I love the way this pattern frames it. I’m pinning your quilt!
Cute quilt. Love the idea of a floral border. I’m curious though. How do you do a reverse image search?
Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.
Oh this is so pretty and I love the fabric. Lucky you finding a perfect match at a thrift store. A friend of mine always comes across the greatest sewing items in thrift stores around her home. Perhaps I should start visiting the one in my area. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.
Love it! Thanks for sharing.
Your quilt turned out beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!!
I’ve been trying to decide what to make with some beautiful floral fabric I have and you just helped make my decision easier!! Thank you for sharing your pattern. I love it❣️❣️