Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fat Quarterly Patchwork Quilt Top

I'm easing my arm back into the sewing swing of things, and this project was a great way to get back in the saddle. It's a simple patchwork quilt, made from an assortment of 8" squares in yellows and greens, with splashes of red, brown, and a smidgen of blue.

Patchwork Quilt

Like the fabrics? I blogged all about my selection over on the Fat Quarterly blog today, and fat quarter bundles (selected by me!) to make a similar quilt of your own are now available at Wish Upon a Quilt.

Patchwork Quilt

I think I'm going to add 2 more columns and 2 more rows to make this more of a bed-sized quilt, and then get it off to the quilter ASAP. Wouldn't this be a great quilt for the Spring?

30 comments:

  1. What quilter do you use? I've never sent one of mine out, but I'm about to and am shopping around!

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  2. It is gorgeous, John - such fresh colors! Glad to hear your arm is on the mend!!

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  3. Love it! Glad you are doing well and getting back into the sewing swing of things.

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  4. Ive been avoiding making a blanket out of just strips of squares sewn together but there is something so classic, and beautiful about this pattern each time i see it. Im just going to have to go for it I think ... simple is sometimes the best option. Love your fabric choices here!

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  5. What a great way to ease back into quilting. It looks very nice!

    Debbie K

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  6. Really glad to see that the arm is almost back in shape. Your fans have missed you. *S*

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  7. So glad to know you are able to get back to doing what you love. My Mom tore her rotator cuff, and for her, and getting back to rotary cutting was painful and difficult. On the plus side, doing something you enjoy is great physical therapy! :-)

    I think your "back in the groove" quilt is great. The simple construction showcases the fun fabrics you collected. I love the mix!

    Keep at it, and be sure to give us a peek when you get it back from the quilter.

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  8. I hope I can quilt as beautifully as you do some day ...

    Thank you for sharing and I am glad you arm is feeling better.

    Pam

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  9. welcome back! glad to know your road to recovery is progressing. :) miss seeing all your awesome quilty stuff around here. here's to more progress! keep up the pt. :)

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  10. Glad your recovery is going so well. The quilt is so pretty. I love it. Yes, it would be great for a spring quilt.

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  11. Beautiful quilt! Glad your arm is recovering well.

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  12. It looks great John! Also, I loved seeing your selection process on the FQ blog. The resulting group is great. Am tempted...

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  13. Yes, I love this....I have been to your blog before but read on Canton Village works about you and decided to visit again.

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  14. How refreshing to see a man that likes to quilt and using that talent to bless his children and family with such amazing quilts!
    I haven't really done any of these contests but was excited that Moda was offering this Progressive Dinner one, just so I could meet all your talented people, new blogs are fun to check out. Thanks! Lynn

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  15. Patchwork is some of my favorite quilting. Your fabrics are great together.

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  16. I really like this one! I love simple patchwork together in cheerful colors like this one.

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  17. its beautiful and you called this quilt a simple one to make. What about if you make something that is more complicated/difficult? I'm sure it would be an outstanding piece of work. I'm not craft-y nor arts-y that's why I'm easily impressed.

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  18. cute kids, lovely blog.
    I have just begun delving in the quilting world... starting small. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing your artistry and craft

    <3~ Pierro's mom, Rosemary

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  19. Beautiful quilt some lovely fabrics. Often the simplest can turn out to be the best.

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  20. Love your 'simple' patchwork quilt! Just wanted to say I hope your elbow is feeling much better and recovery is short. I love your blog!

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  21. The Patchwork is beautiful!!
    I love the fact that you love what you do and so do we!!

    We can use indviduals like yourself to help further our cause!!
    Project Linus takes hand made blankets into hospitals for children in need of a warm hug :-)
    Please help spread to word!!

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  22. I have been checking in to see how things are going. Hope your absence isn't because of complications with your elbow.
    Love the quilt pam

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  23. great quilt - work of art. and i really like the large size and bold patterns. cheers, shannon www.buttonmad

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  24. OK< I am amazed at you! Such a cool Dad and darling kids. Now, one question, does your wife quilt?

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  25. I've bought quilt tops from this site a few times in the past and they have always been top-quality. Check them out: http://www.espectrumhome.com/

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