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Friday Finish: Family Jewels Quilt
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
This looks like it will be a great quilt to cuddle under with the family! I like the effect you got by rotating the blocks, too. I am all over the place on naming quilts, but they all get names one way or the other. Sometimes it is a fun game with my husband, sometimes it is named before I get started.
Great quilt. It's going to be great for cuddling under. Sadly, I don't name my quilts. I can never think of a name, so I usually just call it whatever the pattern is called. LOL
Love it! So pretty
Great quilt! I love Cotton & Steel and I really like the twist on the Layers of Charm pattern.
Neat finish! I used to name quilts after songs. Either those that played while I was making it or some I like to associate with.
I love the effect of the rotated blocks! It's a gorgeous quilt, Sarah and will be well-loved, I'm sure :)
Great choice of fabrics - really makes the quilt unique. Will be well remembered and used I'm sure! : )
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