Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Fun Finish - ALYOF

For this month's A Lovely Year of Finishes goal, I was hoping to turn this pile of fabrics into a quilt.  It has been so long since I allowed myself to work on newer fabric just for the fun of it.  I definitely enjoyed this project!



I started out with these four fabrics.  Each are a 1/2 meter cut.  I wanted to come up with a design that used up a majority of the fabric.  Any other fabric used in the quilt had to come out of my stash. (I love to give myself challenges like this - keeps my brain sharp!)


Here is the fun quilt I came up with.  It is fairly large at 56" x 64".  For the blue trim, I used a Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen (my fave!) and the cranberry fabric came out of my stash.



 The prints in these fabrics are simply adorable!  I was glad I was able to come up with a pattern that kept the pieces large so these prints can really be enjoyed.




Another challenge I faced with these fabrics was this print.  It is a border fabric so there was just a single strip available.  I tried many designs to showcase these better but decided I liked this layout the best.  I like the asymmetry it gives to the quilt. 


 I had just enough of the cranberry fabric to use as the backing.  It took some creative piecing but I was able to make it work.

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So not only did I finish my September ALYoF goal but I met the challenges I gave myself for this quilt!  Plus I got a pretty cute quilt out of the deal...



I so enjoyed working with these newer fabrics!  As soon as I finished this quilt, I grabbed a Happy Go Lucky layercake I have been saving and started cutting in to it.  I will be sharing my plans soon....

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12 comments:

Pat said...

What a cute idea for a quilt! I LOVE all the different ideas for quilts you design!

Lauren Deel said...

This is so cute! And great job getting creative to use just your stash!

Jasmine said...

This is super cute and a great way to show off those prints. Not symmetrical, but nicely balanced.

Kat said...

LOVE! Great design to show off those fabrics. I really like how the patchwork blocks are taller than the fabric strips so that they connect the rows.

Lorna McMahon said...

What an adorable quilt! Those fabrics really take center stage here! Beautiful finish, Cynthia!

Zafira Vaxevanidou said...

Really amazing quilt, design and fabrics! I love your taste in combining colors..

Heather Graves said...

I have some nieces that would love this quilt! Wonderful inspiration

knitnkwilt said...

Love this quilt. Filing it away for future borrowing. :-)

Maartje Quilt said...

I love this beautiful quilt. Great fabrics, colors and design!
Love from Amsterdam

Michele said...

I really like it and that print is simply adorable.

Donna Baker said...

this is a sweet quilt, I love the asian girl fabric *smile* visiting from Show off Sat, would love a visit back!

Ruth said...

that has got to be the cutest fabric I've seen in ages - you did a lovely job keeping the scale and showing it off!