Wednesday, August 3, 2011


This is the week of finishing quilts for me.  This is the second one that I've completed and another is just awaiting the binding.

Connections Quilt
Looking back through my old posts, I believe I began this quilt in June.  So this is another fairly quick turn around for me.  Earlier, I made this Twister quilt from fabrics I bought to coordinate with my newly redecorated sewing room...

Star Crossed - A Twister Quilt
I knew I wanted to make another geometric quilt with the same fabrics for the back of the sofa in there.  While pondering the design, I happened upon the pattern Over and Under in the book Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett.  Although my version looks very similar to the one in the book, I admit I made my blocks completely different - using lots of partial seaming.  These are the 2 blocks that make up my quilt...

Blocks that make up the quilt
If you have the book, you can see that her blocks are quite different and also easier to sew.  However, I wanted the large white square in the right block to be a solid piece because this was initially meant to be a signature quilt.  So I redesigned it a little bit to fit my needs.  (Of course once I made the blocks, I decided not to add signatures so go figure...)

Connections Quilt
I added an additional row of blocks across the back and used them as my label...

Back of Connections
Again I used the pantograph Climber by Meredith England to quilt this one.  It's a simple pattern but has a nice flow to it.

Climber by Meredith England
So, the numbers for this quilt are:
  • Size: 69" Square
  • Fabrics: Mary Jo's Cloth Store and Quilts Like Crazy
  • Batting: Warm &White
  • Thread: Aurifil (piecing), Superior Threads Variegated for quilting
  • Pattern: Over and Under from Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett
  • Quilting: Climber by Meredith England (15 passes, 4 bobbins)
  • Started: June 2011
  • Completed: August 2, 2011
  • Recipient: Keeping this one to take naps under 
New home for Connections
It feels so nice to have this quilt finished.  It'll be great to snuggle up under when the weather turns cooler. 

Until later...

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. 
1 Corinthians 16:13 (NLT)


    1. Love the connections pattern, it looks great! Might have to put that one on my "going to make someday" list.

    2. Looks wonderful! Love the colors

    3. I'm with Ann Marie----this needs to go on my "Patterns to Make" list :0) LOVE IT! And thanks for sharing the pantograph used; I think that one is going to be ordered!