I’m calling this playful finish the "Family Jewels." It’s destined for our family room as a large, colorful throw we can all snuggle under together on movie nights, and the made-it-up-as-I-went quilt motif reminds me of faceted gem stones.
I started this quilt back in Maine with a different layout in mind. But once I spun a few blocks around, I ended up with these “streamers” of triangles stretched across the quilt that gave it a little movement and held echoes of the colorful flags festooning the Iberdola Tall Ship Festival we visited as one of our last coastal family outings before moving to the land of grass and dirt – err, I mean the land of beautiful prairies (with nary a large body of water to be found ; )
This is a fast, precut-friendly quilt that started out using the Fat Quarter Shop's “Layers of Charm” pattern, except I added a few more rows and rotated the blocks before piecing. (This switch would also fun using a solid like white for the large squares and a rainbow of colors for the triangles to create that ship parade/county fair streamer look.) Here’s the quilt I made previously using the pattern – bonus: if you stitch a second line when assembling the blocks, you have a stack of HSTs ready to go for a mini or a pillow.
I'm curious... how do you name your quilts?
Do you have a system or do you just wait and see what fits each project?
Quilt Stats: Finished size 75” x 75”
Fabric: (top) Rowan Fabrics Shot Cottons by Kaffe Fassett, Cotton & Steel Playful
by Melody Miller, (backing & binding) Cotton and Steel Basics XOXO in Night Owl
Batting: Warm & Natural
Thread: (piecing) Aurifil 5021, (quilting) Superior Threads
Fantastico 5074 & 5077 and Magnifico 2155