A fat quarter quilt top finish

This week I finished a special quilt top, one made out of beautiful fat quarters I have gathered over the past year. It’s a mix of dusty, denim blues and soft pinky-reds. I’ve sent it off to the quilter to be finished, and I can’t wait for it to return!

 

The pattern is called Wayne & Gordie from the book Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites by Carrie Nelson. The quilt finished at 74” x 81” and was a snap to make with Carrie’s strip piecing method. For fabrics I pulled together several blues from Sweetwater’s new Sweet Tea collection, rosy reds and pinks from 3 Sisters’ Poetry and Victoria collections, as well as a couple of navy and pink prints from Lella Boutique’s Garden Variety and Olive’s Flower Market collections. Not only do the colors play well together, I like the mix of the traditional designs (3 Sisters) with the more contemporary flair (Sweet Tea and Lella Boutique).
This quilt is the perfect example of why I love fat quarters. It’s fun to collect pretty prints, knowing that if I wait long enough, they will eventually partner up with other collected fat quarters and create a lovely new blend.  This basket sat on my sewing table for months as I added, deleted and rearranged prints. Eventually the basket whispered, “Sew these up!”

When it came to working on the quilt backing, I didn’t have quite enough of the creamy floral print (3 Sisters). But I did have extra scraps and fat quarters! So I stitched them together to create a pieced band the width of the quilt. When joined with my backing fabric, I had just enough to back the quilt. I’m only going to show you a sneak peek of the backing right now.

Since I’m on a fat quarter kick, I wanted to remind you of some of my Carried Away Quilting fat quarter patterns:
Harmony
74″ x 74″

 

Ribbon Play
50″ x 18″
Twirlity
64″ x 76″
Fat Quarter Flourish
20″ x 20″
Let’s Play
48″ x 57″
Lakeside Star
74″ x 74″
All of my patterns are available on my Etsy Shop.  I hope one of them inspires you to start your own pretty basket of fat quarters.
Thanks for stopping by. Now go and get carried away quilting!
~Taunja

 

11 thoughts on “A fat quarter quilt top finish

  1. You did a wonderful fabric pull for this quilt, very pretty! This pattern has been on my (very long) to-make list for a long time, I think I will have to tackle it soon.

  2. Ohhhhh I enjoyed reading this today (eating dinner) This quilt is terrific. I love itThis fabric is fun!!Of course I love all of your patterns, and I love seeing them here as a reminder

  3. I too love everything that you create! I wish I had your ability to choose fabrics that always look better in the combination that you make than they did individually.

  4. What a lovely quilt, Taunja! You did a beautiful job of choosing all these pretty fabrics. I'm really eyeing your 'Let's Play' pattern. So many beautiful patterns to choose from.

  5. Patti . . . it's a struggle sometimes and you wouldn't believe how often I second guess myself! I guess in the end we just have to go with what speaks to us and not look back! 🙂

  6. Thanks Sigi! Let's Play is pretty fun! I look forward to making it in some brighter colors too. And while it lends itself to a little boy, I know it would work for a little girl too. Fun as a play mat!

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