Last week I finished my mother's Geometric Slide quilt. I hope she likes it as much as I do!
This week, I've finished my Layers of Charm quilt. I made this one because I it was the perfect pattern for the layer cakes of Sun-Kissed Michele D'Amore I've been holding onto since 2013. The collection included two palettes: Spa and Tropical. For this project, I only used the cooler, more neutral tones of the Spa palette. I needed a few more squares, so I added in some coordinating Bella Solids; and use one of my green shot cottons - Lichen, I think - for the corner pieces.
The pattern, by Kimberly Jolly, is a freebie on The Jolly Jabber. I'll definitely use it again - the top comes together super quick and is very easy.
The only problem I had was with the pre-cut layer cake squares. There were a lot of wonky squares in this layer cake. Because of the mis-cuts, I ended up making the 10" squares 9" so my blocks, and by extension the entire quilt, are smaller than the pattern instructions listed.
I found the fabric I used for the back on Fat Quarter Shop's 50% off Sale page. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the print, collection or designer and I cannot locate the selvage edge. I used the left over corners and triangles to make some HST blocks to add to the back. The binding is the Reflections print in Starfruit from the Waterfront Park line by Violet Craft for Michael Miller. I think it works nicely with the colors in both the top and back of the quilt.
I quilted it using one of the specialty stitches on Elwood, the smaller of my two Brother machines. I rarely use this machine anymore, but decided wavy lines would be perfect for this quilt and it would just be easier to do it this way. I like the texture this stitch created and expect to use it frequently on upcoming smaller quilts. As always, this quilt was pieced and quilted with Aurifil. You can find all the quilty details at the bottom of this post.
I didn't make this one for any specific reason. However, the colors in this quilt are more in tune with the colors I prefer to decorate with than the quilts I normally make, so this one might just live on the living room couch - at least for a while!
Now, on to my To-Do list for the week. Since I didn't get to it earlier in the week, I decided to add it here:
- Make 2 more wonky stars
- Finish cutting for the Molehills QAL - just a few more to go and I'll be ready for the next part!
- Possibly start basting the Escape quilt. (Maybe.)
LAYERS OF CHARM
Pattern by Kimberly Jolly
Fabric: Spa Palette from the Sun-Kissed collection by Michele D'Amore for Benartex; various Bella Solids; Shot Cotton in Lichen; Reflections in Starfruit from Waterfront Park (binding)
Thread: pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. #2021 Natural White and quilted with Aurifil # 2314 Beige
Quilted with wavy lines
Measurements: approximately 52" square
I'm linking up all over the place this week!