Patchwork on Point and 100 Quilts for Kids

Phew! I’m back from a week away on vacation, my daughter has now officially started the 1st Grade, and I am finally finding a bit more time at the sewing machine! In fact, yesterday I managed to finished quilting and binding my latest quilt, Patchwork on Point.

This quilt features a variety of fabrics from Heather Dutton for Modern Yardage. You can read more about these particular fabrics in this blog post. I paired Heather’s fabrics with a few coordinating prints from my stash. I really love the colors in this quilt. I think it would be good for a girl or a boy.

The design is simple, squares on point, but I created a bit of interest by grouping prints in sets of four. I wanted this quilt to have a fluffy look and texture, so I only quilted the negative space in a free motion meandering design. The quilt measures 45″ x 45″.

Some of you may be wondering how this one washed up, since the Modern Yardage fabric has the design printed on it. I didn’t use any special detergents, just my Kirkland Free and Clear liquid from Costco (because I think the final recipient will be washing it in whatever they have at home). I would say it reacted as expected. A bit of fading on the darker colors. I don’t think it takes away from the quilt in any way, but just something to keep in mind as you select your fabrics for your project. You can read more about the suggested washing/drying for the fabric here.

I am donating this quilt as part of Katie of Swim Bike Quilt‘s 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive. If you haven’t had a chance to link up your quilt to donate, you have until September 30th. It’s a great cause and a wonderful way for you to help in your own community. And there’s prizes too. 🙂

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21 Comments

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    Carla

    August 22, 2013

    This is almost as cute as the little people holding it up : )

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    Kelly

    August 22, 2013

    I love the colors and the freshness of this quilt. The kiddos are adorable too.

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    Anne Beier

    August 22, 2013

    Great quilt and idea with grouping four together. It’s so important and wonderful that you donate your quilts to a charity. It’s good for all of us whatever our charity may be. I am presently looking into supporting Quilts for Valor.

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    Penny

    August 22, 2013

    I love love this simple design. Wonderful quilt! Where can I find a pattern for it? Thank You for sharing all your beautiful quilts. It cheers my day to read your blog!

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      Faith

      August 23, 2013

      Thanks Penny! There’s no pattern, but if you just cut your squares and lay them out on point (like diamonds), and then sew your diagonal rows together, you will have your quilt top! 🙂

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    What Comes Next?

    August 22, 2013

    very pretty – I love the layout

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    Tiffany

    August 22, 2013

    What a nice looking quilt – I love the groups of 4 and that it’s on point. The binding is also pretty snazzy 🙂

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    Katie

    August 22, 2013

    Love this quilt!! And thanks for the 100 Quilts shout out.

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    Sarina

    August 22, 2013

    Why do I want to copy everything you make? This is so pretty – simple but a great overall design. Fabulous!

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    QuiltNut Creations

    August 22, 2013

    Love how you grouped the colours together. Such an adorable quilt

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    Stephanie

    August 23, 2013

    This is gorgeous! Love the groups of four and the colors you selected. What size blocks did you use?

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      Faith

      August 23, 2013

      Thanks Stephanie! I didn’t really plan my layout/design ahead of time, so I sort of went about this the hard way and paper pieced the prints with white triangles on each side (see picture here – http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=2860 ) Those squares were 5″.

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    LiLi

    August 23, 2013

    Just wondering how long the quilt top took you. Did you strip piece any of it? Thanks.
    Lili

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      Faith

      August 23, 2013

      Oh gosh, I’m not sure how long it took. I worked on it here and there in my spare time. If you had a bit of committed time all at once, I’m sure it wouldn’t take too long! I didn’t do any strip piecing since I didn’t plan my design ahead of time.

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    Lorna McMahon

    August 23, 2013

    A fresh and fun quilt, I am sure it will be appreciated and well loved.

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    Paula

    August 23, 2013

    What size did you cut the squares

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      Faith

      August 23, 2013

      Hi Paula – Just check up comment #11 up there for more details 🙂

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    Linda

    August 26, 2013

    Beautiful colors, beautiful quilt. I’d love to see a close-up of the quilting.

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    Tammy

    August 27, 2013

    You have been busy. Love the quilt you chose to donate. Very pretty colors and pattern.

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    Lynn Adsit

    August 31, 2013

    I am so very inspired by your creations and fabric choices, that since I took up quilting in April… I have made 5 quilts and have plans for 4 more. So much fun to give something home made to your loved ones. Thank you very much.

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    Sue Daurio

    September 3, 2013

    I LOVE this pattern and the way you quilted it, just wonderful. And bonus that it can be for either a girl or boy, what ever the need is. Just awesome

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