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Aqua and Coral Half Square Triangle Quilt

One of my goals for this year was to finish the work-in-progress quilts that I have laying around. This one just happen to be in the works for two years, but finally it is complete, yay!I chose from my fabric collection 28 different prints in mostly aqua and coral colors, but added in some yellow and purple to mix things up a bit. This color palette is a favorite of my friend who was the recipient of this quilt. I chose half square triangle blocks (one of my faves) for a classic look. That’s 437 (3″) blocks, which meant a lot of piecing and trimming. No wonder it took me so long to finish!Simple straight stitch quilting echoing the horizontal and vertical seams is pretty standard for me when it comes to this quilt style. And I love to back my quilts with super soft minky fabric and for this one, I found the prettiest coral color.
I delivered this quilt to my friend yesterday and she loved it! It is always so satisfying to make something beautiful for somebody and have them be so appreciative. Definitely a project worth my time and something she can enjoy for many, many years.

Fancy Dance Quilt Pattern

Hey, hey! I finally finished my quilt that I made for the Playground Showcase. Yeah, and remember how I said I’d be finishing it and releasing the pattern for it like two weeks ago? Well, my sewing machine and my computer had other plans. Long story short, my Juki machine hates Coats & Clark thread (sticking with Aurifil and G├╝termann) and my computer is fed up with all the large files I’ve stored on it over the years and is full (sigh). But alas, I have conquered them both, at least to get my quilt done and the pattern released. So here is the finished result. Ta-dah!fd_playgd_full_wall_bpfd_playgd_steps_bpfd_playgd_stepsdet_bpfd_playgd_drape_bpfd_playgd_folded_bpfd_playgd_field_bpI used 16 prints from Playground collection by Amy Sinibaldi and paired it with Afternoon Sail denim and Pure Elements White Linen solid – all by Art Gallery Fabrics. For the backing, I used super soft white minky and quilted simply with straight line stitching.

The Fancy Dance quilt pattern includes detailed instructions for a family throw size (shown here) and a toddler size quilt. The pattern is now available as a PDF digital download in my Etsy shop and is 20% off through Thursday, October 20, 2016. Take advantage of this introductory sale and enjoy making this fun quilt. I’d love to see what you make!FancyDance_Pat102