Another "Giant Blocks" Quilt Finish

Back in November last year, I made a small quilt based on Kitchen Table Quilting's Giant Blocks series. I loved making that quilt so much, when I was planning my to make list for this Summer, I added another Giant Blocks quilt to it.

This is the August block which is crazy simple to sew, but when you put a few of them together in a quilt (in this case 9), they create a really striking design.

When I was planning which fabrics I would use to make this, I misread the tutorial and thought I needed four different fabrics. I chose Kona solids in White, Ash, Charcoal and Black. And when I started cutting, I realized I needed a fifth fabric. I frantically started searching for something I had in my stash that would be a large enough cut and landed on Kona Torch (can't remember why I bought this colour) and I think the fun pop of orange kind of works.

I went with wavy lines for the quilting - it's so quick and easy. I debated using some orange thread for the quilting but then didn't think I'd have enough for the whole thing and couldn't make up my mind as far as how I could add orange "accents" to the quilting so went with Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt for the whole thing.

The binding was a really nice surprise. I was ready to cut 7 strips from one of the solids I used but decided to check my binding leftover strips to see if I had anything that would work. And I did! I was able to piece together 290" of binding, including some orange bits.

So I'm really pleased with my new quilt! It was entirely done from stash and I didn't have to prepare binding for it!

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  1. I think the orange is a really lovely pop and how wonderful to have the perfect binding on hand for it ready to go, too!

  2. This is just so cool!! Adding that bright color - wow - it is just so modern!!

  3. These colours have me ready for fall!! Love it!

  4. Love your quilt! Thanks for the inspiration! I grabbed the free pattern!

  5. This is awesome. Good call on the gives it a little something extra.


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