Organized Chaos…Echino Style


I finished my Echino quilt top last week, after practically a 6 month break. I’m not sure why it took me so long to pick this one up again, I really love the Echino patterns and colors. And I even have enough fabric left over to make something else fun…perhaps an improv quilt like Elizabeth?

I will be working on the back this week…still throwing around ideas in my head. I’m not sure how to quilt it either, any suggestions? I do need to get to the store to buy batting today. The snowpocalypse is on the way to Chicago and I’m getting excited for a potential 18+ inches of snow!


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    This is so beautiful. I just love all the different sizes of Echino and the way the white makes everything just pop. I ws thinking of making Elizabeth’s improv quilt as well, but now I really want to make one like yours too!

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    Brianna says

    I have never used the Echino fabric before but I keep seeing more quilters unsing it. Is it soft enough to use in a quilt for everyday use? I love your design and recently saw Elizabeth’s blog and they have both been great inspirations.

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      Faith says

      It is a linen/cotton blend, so it isn’t as soft as 100% quilting cotton. It does soften with washing though. Quilt wise, it makes a great heavier weight quilt for those cold days but I also plan on using this one for a sturdier picnic blanket for the summer. We spend a lot of time outside and I like something fun to sit on while the kids are playing. 🙂

      Have you ever felt the Far, Far Away II fabric by Heather Ross. It feels similar to that.

      It also is great for totes/purses/bags, pillows and I’ve seen some really cute skirts made from it.

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    I love the bold bright colors of echino. I love the pattern you created. It really showcases the prints instead of having them just running into each other. Beautiful!

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