Big Blue Finish

I'm a huge fan of big quilt blocks. I mean, what's not to love - you only a few to make a fairly large quilt. So when Kitchen Table Quilting came out with their Giant Block Series in 2018, I made the first blocks as soon as they came out. But then work and life got crazy and sewing wasn't a big priority anymore so although I continued to download the instructions for each block, they never got pieced.

Then a few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my pattern library looking for something quick for a baby quilt and landed on the April Giant Block tutorial. I pieced four blocks and then put them together into a 48" square quilt.

I used Kona solids for these blocks (don't remember the exact colours though) in different shades of blue. The star points are white and the background is a grey.

I stared at this quilt top for a few days before making up my mind about the quilting. In the end, I went with a random square meander in grey Aurifil 50 wt thread (#2600).

The backing is a blue and white print from my stash and the binding are leftover blue strips from other projects.

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  1. It perfect! The size the colors!! Yay for you!

  2. I love a big block, too. It came together beautifully and I especially love when I can use up stash and scraps for backing and binding. Very nice!

  3. Big blocks are great: satisfying graphic design and faster-than-typical to put together... yours is great!

  4. I love big blocks too! They make for amazingly quick finishes! This is such a cute finish, Izzy. I particularly love the FMQ meander design you chose :)

  5. This turned out super cute! I love those big blocks too and kept meaning to make some from Erica's series. Brilliant idea!


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