I’m excited to share with you my first official pattern, Show Love. This quilt was inspired by poster style art and was first intended as a wall hanging. In my home decorating I like using messages that uplift. “LOVE” is probably the best message of all. Click here to purchase the pattern.
While this quilt can be perfect for Valentine decor, I believe the message is universal enough to be hung in your home all year long. The quilt comes in three sizes, Mini, Baby and Throw. It looks a little complicated but it actually sews up really fast! Even the throw size can be made in a single afternoon. You could buy the pattern today, and use your stash for one of the smaller sizes and have a completed top by bed time!
For the large version of this quilt I used a mix of Kona solids and prints. I purchased most of them from fabricbubb.com. The fabrics are as follows:
- Background – Kona Shell
- Stripes – Kona Yarrow
- O – Kona Spring
- E – Kona Glacier
- L – Winter Field, Day Trip from Art Gallery
- V – from my stash Monokeros Stripe Ocre, Fantasia from Art Gallery
For the mini version I used the following:
- Background – light gray from my stash
- L, V, E and stripes are from a Moda line by Shannon Gillman Orr called Acreage. It’s from a few years ago.
- The O is from Zen Chic’s line called Hey Dot from a few years back.
I did some free hand edge to edge quilting on the big version. I was pressed for time because my quilt machine had been in the repair shop for 26 days and I had some catch up work to do. I love this variation of baptist fan and hope to use it again soon.
The mini quilt got some fun and fast custom quilting. I used several of my go-to designs to set the blocks apart just a little bit.
I love searching the clearance at my local quilt shops for fun backings. It saves a little money and I buy fabrics I may not otherwise try. The backing for my throw size quilt is a Cloud 9 fabric. I love the orange peel design. It looks like my Beagle Winston loves it too.
I couldn’t help making another mini in colors that would look in my home all year long! The chambray version below is my favorite yet.
I hope you enjoy making this unique quilt! The pattern can be purchased in my shop.