Off-Centered Innocence

Off-Centered Front

It’s just a happy coincidence that I finished my quilt using Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush line just in time to post for Valentine’s Day. I am really excited about this quilt because I made it with a new pattern I developed and {shameless plug} am offering up in my pattern shop.

Off-Centered Detail

This quilt is a squares-in-squares pattern where the center square is off-centered in each block. There are 5 different block layouts and I used a combination of solids and prints. Again, I was drawn to the Kona Espresso which looks black in the photos, but in reality is a dark brown. The white is Kona Snow. These saturated colors really sit well with me for winter.

Off-Centered Railing

For the binding I almost picked Kona Espresso again…but at the last minute decided to go a bit crazy and use a red print from the Innocent Crush line. I really liked how the red popped in the quilt and decided to carry it to the edge.

Off-Centered Back

The back is a combination of several Kona solids and some other blocks which were really meant for another quilt. But, I am trying to be realistic this year on what I can finish and that one wasn’t in the cards. I think they look nice here too.

I quilted this one free motion, using clear thread on the top and tan on the bottom. It measures 60″ x 72″.

And now a little more on the pattern. It is offered in my pattern shop for download and my Etsy shop. It is very detailed, 15 pages with 11+ color diagrams. It has fabric yardage requirements, cutting diagrams, assembly diagrams, final block placement diagram – the whole nine yards. Below is a graphic showing the quilt in optionally all-solid fabric. I am *really* excited about it and hope you are too!

Off-Centered Solids

Comments

  1. 3

    says

    Gorgeous job Faith! Congrats on releasing a new pattern – it’s a great design and I’m sure making a pattern was loads of work! I’m really interested that you used clear thread. I’ve been wondering about it for along time but I don’t think my LQS carries any. What brand did you use? Would you use it again?

    • 4

      Faith says

      Thanks Megan! It was a lot of work but I really enjoyed the process so I know I will be making more.

      I just used the clear thread from the thread section at JoAnns. I think it’s Coats and Clark. My mom always uses clear thread so it wasn’t very scary. :) It is really easy, I didn’t do it in the bobbin but my mom claims you can do that. The only annoyance is I find the thread breaks a bit more than regular thread. Might be tension related. But I really like the option when you have a busy pattern and don’t want to detract from it.

  2. 12

    says

    Wow, Faith, the AMH quilt is gorgeous, and the solids option of the pattern is just stunning! I think I need to start drafting my own square-in-a-square quilt, now :)

  3. 13

    says

    This is awesome!! I love the colors you chose and the symmetry is so eye-catching. Truly lovely! Maybe I’ll have to give your pattern a whirl someday, when I get a little more confidant :)

  4. 14

    says

    Lovely pattern, the off-center blocks are really fun! I just finished my first pattern too (not for a quilt, for a yoga mat bag) and I agree, it really is a ton of work. Congrats on getting it done!

  5. 15

    Lori says

    It’s that red binding that’s pulled me out of lurkdom. Just had to write to say great choice! Love the back, as well. It all looks very ‘edgy’. Gorgeous.

    QUESTION: How did you generate your graphical ‘mock-up’ of that teal colored quilt? I’d find a program like that to be so handy…I can think of many uses, namely planning our school’s vegetable plot! So far I just use graphic paper for this sort of thing but would love to have plans on the computer. Haven’t a clue how to get started. Any ideas?

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    • 16

      Faith says

      Lori – I’m glad you commented! Welcome to the “other side”! :)

      I use Photoshop for my mockups. However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money – there is a similar tool called GIMP for free.
      http://www.gimp.org/

      Another inexpensive, similar options is Photoshop Elements.

      Funny you mention the garden mockup though. I *just* did a really cool mockup during a free trial period of software on the website GrowVeg.

      http://www.growveg.com/freetrial.aspx

      It was so easy and fun. I can’t wait for summer!

      • 17

        Lori says

        Thanks so much, Faith! My computer already “runs” with a gimp…can’t imagine it would improve with a program called gimp! Boohoo. Hopefully in the summer we’ll be able to get a new computer so I can run a fancy program like Photoshop or Gimp. I’ll keep it in mind.

        Also, love the GrowVeg site. Ooh, think I’ll give it a go!

        Happy crafting & gardening. I love this time of year. Everything seems so full of hope and potential.

  6. 18

    victoria stevens says

    !Stumbled across this site looking for something else!! So pleased I did, your work is beautiful & I love this quilt. Have booked marked the page to revisit soon.

This blog is a positive, uplifting space. Negative and disparaging comments will be deleted.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *