This was a fast quilt for me. I started cutting out fabric last week only to find that I needed more fabric. I ordered it got it at the end of the week. Saturday evening I cut it out. Sunday I sewed it. Monday I quilted and bound it. Don’t you love Ruby’s “bedroom” eyes?!?!
The sewing is really easy. It’s the cutting that’s the harder part but even that is very do-able.
I had made another quilt just like it awhile back. I gave it away to a friend, then someone asked me to teach a class on it. That means I had to make another for a class sample…why the rush? I need it for Thursday-as in yesterday!! I am actually teaching the class today as you read this!
If you are looking for the pattern, it’s from Aardvark Quilts. If you are looking for the fabric I used, you can get it from All In Stitches in Zumbrota, Minnesota. The fabric is mostly Kaffe Fassett’s Woven Stripes. There are a few brushed cottons mixed in there too. I made mine it a 5 x 5 setting making it 60″ x 60″. I would get a minimum of 20 fat quarters for it.
I was SO happy I found the backing fabric at Goodwill last week. There were 4 1/2 yards and I paid $4.50 for it. It’s a woven plaid!!
Together it’s pretty busy..but I actually really like it. This binding is a black with red polka dots. I think it was a pretty good choice too. It doesn’t match the back but it works with the front.
I used variegated thread on both the top and back. The back thread was a bold coloring with primary colors. The front was a blue/purple blend.
I used connected squares for the quilting design. I absolutely love this quilting motif. It is by far my absolute favorite for contemporary quilts.
I love the quilt. I don’t think I will give it away this time.
Today, I am hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Freedom Fridays and Crazy Mom Quilts.
12 thoughts on “A Friday Finish: Stripes Squared”
I love your quilt Jo!! I love the bright colors, the stripes, the design….I love it all! Job well done :o)
LOVE it!!! Should be on my bucket list!
That would be one I would want to make for myself. Boy you sure have had good luck at Good Will these past few weeks.
Love the quilt, Jo! What fun colors! Enjoy your class!
I am so impressed at your speedy quilting! That is just amazing. Hope your class goes really well today! Oh, and congratulations on the backing score – it’s perfect.
don’t you love having a longarm and being able to quilt something up so quickly! i’ve had mine for just under a year and i’m still totally thrilled with it!
your quilt is very pretty. it’s so nice to find fabric at the thrift stores. i had some fabric that was given to me that i let age for a while in my stash, then it found a perfect home being a backing to a mystery quilt top. i would never have thought it would look good together with any of the single fabrics i used in the top, but once it was put together it all just fit.
The quilt came out fabulous. And I think that Ruby has laid claim to it. The machine quilting is a great design.
I really wanted to see that striped fabric, but I couldn’t find it on the All in Stitches website. Perhaps you have a picture of the fabric before you cut it?
I love all of Pam’s patterns—thanks for showing this great quilt–I have to make one…her stuff is the best…..
vey pretty. I have that same fabric you used for the binding.
That turned out great. It is indeed a bunch of colors, but I like it that way. I really like the dimensionality of the pattern, and the quilting is awesome.
What strikingly beautiful quilt! And thanks for the tip about Goodwill. I’m going to start scouting Goodwill stores.