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Up a Notch ~ Quilt and Pattern

Up a Notch Quilt and Pattern

I am a true believer that you don’t always have to make an intricate quilt to make a beautiful quilt. I find this especially encouraging for beginner quilters who may not have mastered paper piecing or y-seams or perfect points (yet!), but still want to make something that catches the eye and wows their family and friends.

Up a Notch Quilt and Pattern

I recently made this quilt and pattern with all levels of quilters in mind. The underlying design is simple and one you have probably seen many times, but I decided to break the quilt into color blocks, changing the look of the quilt.

I just love these colors, perfect for a little girl I think.

Up a Notch Quilt and Pattern

I decided to quilt this using densely spaced free motion meandering, but I only quilted the white, negative space. This makes the prints pop.

Up a Notch Quilt and Pattern

For the back of the quilt, I used one of my latest favorites – FreeSpirit Designer Solid Jade as well as a print from Moda’s Hello Luscious called Blissful Floral.

Up a Notch Quilt and Pattern

This quilt measures 45″ x 60″ and the digital pattern is for sale for immediate download in my pattern shop!

Up a Notch Quilt and Pattern

And speaking of my pattern shop, if you missed out on my Prism pattern in Quiltmaker magazine, you can now buy a digital pattern for that quilt there too.

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22 Responses to “Up a Notch ~ Quilt and Pattern”

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    Rachel says:

    Lovely pattern! I love the quilting you did on it too, it really does make those patterns pop. :)

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    http://www.scrapendipitydesigns.com

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    Kim says:

    Another WINNER! That is beautiful Faith :o)

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    Melissa says:

    Looks amazing Faith! Another quilt to add to my list. Great job.

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    rosa says:

    Looks great andlove your design!

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    nicke says:

    wow! great pattern faith! love it!

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    cynthia says:

    I love your quilt. What a great idea, to just quilt the negative space.

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    so pretty and fresh looking! I have this pattern on my “to do” list !

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    This is a definite WOW! for sure.

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    Kati R. says:

    Such a nice looking quilt with happy colors! I love the negative space quilting, it looks really pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  12. 12

    Really cute quilt. Amazing how just breaking it into color blocks changes the whole look!

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    randi says:

    Very nice pattern, Faith! It really is a fun layout!

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    Alyssa says:

    Very nice, I just did your Lemon Squares quilt, which was a blast now I will have to try this one!

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    Looks very fresh in the color blocks. Great idea!

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    Great design, and I especially love the quilting! Nice job, Faith!

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    What a lovely design! I love the quilting too! Beautiful!

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    Very cute! I love quilts with simple shapes!

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    amy smart says:

    I love this, Faith. I totally agree – simple quilts can be equally effective and dramatic. Your fabric choices are wonderful and that back is PERFECT.

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