Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spellbound Quilt Along


I have been participating in quite a few quilt alongs lately.
The honest truth is that I find if I am quilting along,
I'm FAR more likely to finish the quilt top.
Now I haven't been very good about getting the tops quilted.
When I was in Ohio I had a fantastic machine quilter that was only a 20 minute drive from my house.
I haven't found a quilter here yet.
I am sure there are many... I
just haven't made time to meet any or take any quilts to them.
I NEED to soon as I am drowning in quilt tops.


This Spellbound quilt pattern is from It's Sew Emma.
2 jelly rolls and a few yards of fabric and voila...
a quilt top.
I chose Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique and Compositions by Basic Grey.


The pattern is straight forward and
using the Creative Grids 90 degree double strip ruler really makes it EASY.
I sewed this in between other projects.
I guess you could say it was my leaders and enders quilt.


It's a big quilt.
I started to lay it out on my foyer floor.
You can see how well that went....


My helpers were not going to have all that fabric laying around.
It was too much fun for them to drive into the blocks.
I finally brought my design wall upstairs and assembled it.
By the time I was ready to take pictures the sun went down :(


You can still see the secondary pattern created by careful fabric and block placement.
Now I must confess....
I thought I had purchased the coordinating yardage for this quilt...
somehow I didn't buy it with my last Fat Quarter Shop order.
First I called 5 quilt shops within driving distance.
One of them had a few bolts of Composition but it was 35 minute drive.
I decided to search my stash and I chose a melon colored fabric from the Sweet fabric line from about 2007-8?


I also found that Ella Blue Basic Grey fine lines coordinated pretty well.
I decided that if I am holding on to all this stash that I might as well start using it.
How about you? Have you been using your stash?

4 comments:

Little Quiltsong said...

This is beautiful!! Yes, I really try to use my stash, but it is hard to coordinate older fabric shades with new, but I'm working on it :)!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt and love the colors! Hope you find a longarm quilter soon :)

Denise Russell said...

How great you were able to work with fabrics from your stash! Your quilt is beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

That is really pretty. Love the colors.