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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

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18 Responses to “Off-Centered Innocence”

  1. 1

    I love the new pattern ! And the red border is perfect…great choice.
    Your Lemon Squares quilt has always been one of my very favorites, I keep a picture of it on my computer to inspire me!!

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    Kris says:

    I love the pattern! It would work perfectly for some fabric I’ve been hanging on to.

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    Megan 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?

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      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.

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    Kara says:

    That looks great, Faith! Do you still get your Kona solids from the fat quarter shop?

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    Jeni says:

    seriously cute Faith! :)

  7. 9

    This is so pretty! Love how you pieced the back too!

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    Katie B says:

    Great pattern, Faith! It really shows off the IC fabrics well.

  9. 12
    Meghan 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 :)

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    Kristen 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 :)

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    Kate 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!

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    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.

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    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.

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