Some of my Quilts #13 - When Fabric Lines Colide

August 12, 2015

This is the thirteenth post in a series of posts about my pre blog quilts.  Check out the rest of them here.

Some of my quilts

I really love this quilt.  Like really, really love it.  I started this quilt back in 2013 but only finished it earlier this year.  In fact it was my first finish of 2015, I'm not sure why I never blogged about it back then.  The block pattern is from this post on the Moda Bake Shop.  As you can see I didn't really follow the pattern except for the blocks.  To give you an idea I used two charm packs plus background fabric to make this quilt.

Some of my quilts

One of the reasons this quilt is my one of my favourites is because it combines two amazing lines by two of my favourite designers - Wishes by Sweetwater and April Showers by Bonnie and Camille.  As you can see in the block above these two lines were made to go together.

Some of my quilts

I mean come on, look at how well they work together!

Some of my quilts

I backed it with Britten Number fabric from Ikea.  It is bound with a navy and gold metallic bias stripe from Spotlight, the same one I used on this quilt.  

I think it is really important as quilters that we try and branch out from simply opening a precut and sew up a quilt.  While I am a huge fan of precuts I think I loose some of the creative process that you get when you sit and pull fabric to make an entire quilt regardless of fabric line or designer.  Or at least combine precuts to end up with some awesome results.

Have you got some favourite coordinating fabric lines?