Monday, May 23, 2022

New Quilt Pattern: Beautifully Done - House & Home

The block for my most recent quilt pattern, Beautifully Done, has been in my head for years.
It's not an uncommon block using fat quarters or yardage, but I wanted to use layer cakes (10" squares) so I put my noggin to work on the quilty math and put together the Beautifully Done quilt pattern.
You can also use yardage, fat quarters or fat eighths to makeup this simply beautiful quilt.

This particular version of the Beautifully Done quilt pattern started with this lovely selection of prints from the new fabric line House & Home from Poppie Cotton.
I've never worked with fabric from Poppie Cotton. They are an absolute delight to sew with - lovely feel and drape.

Here you can see a couple of my absolute favorite prints - the blue on white print and the blue and white stem print. And that lovely peachy coral floral that I chanced to get in opposite corners.

I'm not a fan of borders and sashing and for a hot minute I played with an idea to not have sashing, but this quilt pattern insisted on sashing. Didn't look quite right any other way so sashing it is.
It takes a few minutes to line up the blocks when piecing the rows, but I think it's worth it for a clean, simple quilt. 

Can anyone see the mistake in my sample? Yes, it is the sashing. The sashing is supposed to be wider than the inner block sashing, but I didn't notice until the entire quilt was pieced.
I shall be making another sample with the correct sashing width. Lesson learned - if you want a smaller quilt, just cut the binding narrower. You still need the same number of strips but saves a bit on yardage.

The family really likes this quilt, even the males : )
I'm not sure if its the pattern or the fabric, but everyone has commented, "Very nice quilt, Mom."

Happy quilting, everyone : )