September Fabric Resolution Finished!

10 10 2014

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In Quarryville, PA, there’s an awesome dry goods store. It is simply called “Goods.” They sell everything from clothing, to garden seeds, to toys, to greeting cards, to canning kettles and jars . . . and fabric. Much of the fabric is flat folds for about $4 per yard. My mother-in-law took me shopping at Good’s over a year ago, and I picked up red, blue, and brown tonals as well as some shirtings and backing fabric. On a whim, I also bought about a yard of the fabric pictured below.

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It just looked interesting; I had no idea how I would use it.

Turns out it is the exact colors Sarah decorates her living room with. (Hubby will officiate at Sarah and Jordan’s wedding in late October). I decided to use the fabric to make them a wall quilt as a wedding gift.

Since the print is large scale, it works well as the center of a huge patchwork block. Juxtaposing red and orange draws out both colors of the print and adds a bold shading effect. I just needed small doses of the brown since it is so dark. “Four Patches” will fit the bill nicely.

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Before sewing the block together, I experimented with the placement of the triangles.

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Both are viable options, don’t you think??

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I opted for the diamond effect.

After adding a print border, I’m happy to say there are only a few scraps leftover. That’s the goal of a fabric resolution . . . use it up!

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I quilted a spikey-spiral freehand design and bound the quilt with a brown tone-on-tone fabric. I attached a hanging sleeve to the back of the quilt, so at 47″ square it can be used as a wall quilt or a sofa quilt.

Psssst! A variation of this design idea will be published in McCall’s Quilting magazine next spring!

 

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7 responses

10 10 2014
quiltzone10

Aby, Good on you! That’s for getting into McCall’s and also on choosing the diamond design. I really like it! The large scale fabric you bought at Good’s makes a nice impact on this quilt but doesn’t shout in the way you used it.
Beth

10 10 2014
Mary Ed Williams

Great quilt, Aby! I, too, like the “diamond” setting.
I could get lost in a store like that and not surface for days!

10 10 2014
Debbie@ShelteredStitches

Absolutely stunning

10 10 2014
farmquilter

Lovely gift for a lucky couple!! I love having a couple of strings left when I’m finished with a quilt – you did good!!! Cool to have a pretty for the wall or sofa – good idea!!!

12 10 2014
Dotti Beierwaltes

Aby, You are amazing. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog, and am constantly inspired by what you do. Quiltah
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12 10 2014
Lady Londonberry (@ladylondonberry)

Gorgeous design!

18 10 2014
jennessa

This caught my eye and held it! Such a great combo of fabric and designs ( :

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