Friday, 17 March 2023

Swatch Quilt

Remember those fabrics I showed you last week? Well, I cut them up and made the world's fastest quilt pattern - the Swatch Quilt by Ruby Star Society. 

I chose some fairly bold prints for this quilt, but I think they all work together because I've limited the colour palette to blue, yellow and pink/red/orange, with black to break it up.  I resisted my usual urge to add green because it would have been too much.  

Plaids: by Kaffe Fassett Collective and also Kathy Doughty
Yellow spots: Alison Glass
Blue birds: After the Rain by Bookhou for Conservatory Craft
Orange stripes and red/yellow check: Denyse Schmidt
Palm trees: Cotton + Steel
So you can see I have a very eclectic mix of fabrics in my stash. Yes, this quilt is 100% from my stash.

I tweaked the measurements and pattern slighty because I wanted my quilt to be big enough to cover the top of a queen sized bed. I'm really happy with how it turned out.  It's currently at the Busy Bee Quilt Shop for long arm quilting because I'm know it's going to be well used, and I prefer machine quilting for quilts that are going to be thrown on the floor.  And hand quilting would just get lost amongst all of this pattern and colour.

Now it's time for the Peacock Party.  Feel free to link up a recent blog post below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Gretchen Weaver said...

It's always such a good feeling to make a quilt from the stash. The swatch quilt looks great and will be a wonderful bed quilt, happy stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

my top is getting closer and closer to a finish so I shared today - I recently found a pattern for a fast scrappy quilt that I might be making up soon - it is nice to do a really easy one now and then

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is a bold one!! LOVE how the colors just pop and say - here I am!!
This is a great color palette!!!

Michelle at said...

Fun quilt Wendy! Did you make it for yourself or someone else?

Astrid said...

Bold and pretty quilt, love it! Always nice to use fabric from our stash.

Carol Andrews said...

Beautiful new quilt finish. I’m sure it will get lots of use. Thank you for hosting the linky party

Mystic Quilter said...

Like the boldness of the fabrics you picked from stash - I had seen the information about the Swatch quilt, thought about it and it's on the back burner for a few weeks, great inspiration seeing yours.

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh but it's refreshing to see an easy-to-make quilt with prints and colors that came together very effectively! You did a nice job with this one, choosing prints that look very good together. Even better that it was simply construction. No doubt it will be a good knock-around quilt. I can already picture it being used. Well done you!