Saturday, December 1, 2012

Finished Quilt + Small Blog Meet

This summer I fell in love with an entire book of quilts. When I first started to see pictures from Elizabeth Hartman's Modern Patchwork, my jaw dropped. I wanted to make all of the quilts. How rare is that? 

Then my birthday came and my husband got me the book. That day, I bought these fabrics and started planning this quilt. 

Our friends had just announced their engagement and I knew I wanted to make them a quilt. I tried to make it a appeal to both of them. Derek helped me pick the fabrics and together we chose some nice geometric prints. 

I wanted to add a little warm colors so I threw in some orange.

This quilt was really fun to sew and it started coming together really fast. I quilted it with a rounded free motion zig zag. To be honest, it is not my favorite quilting I have done. I like it washed though... I think.

I do not normally follow patterns to the letter, but this time I did. I just love how interesting the quilt backs are in this book.

Our friends loved it. I hope they get many years of snuggling under this throw! Congratulations Dave and Jenny, we are so happy we have met you. You make our lives better.

Quilt Stats:

Name: Blue Roller Rink (Ice rink? Hehe...)
Size: 52"x80" (approximately)
Fabrics: Kona Charcoal and Snow (I think?) for the borders, I can not remember the fabrics from the front (message and I will look them up), and assorted Kona blues from my stash.
Binding: Kona Charcoal
Pattern: Roller Rink from Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman

Finished: November 2012

I am linking this post up to the Small Blog meet and Fresh Sewing Day. Welcome new people! I am so happy to see you and I am excited to look at everything you are doing. 

Happy December First!

Lily's Quilts
Lily's Quilts


  1. I absolutely adore the Roller Rink quilt from Modern Patchwork, and this is such a lovely one! The orange is super posh. :)

    I'm visiting from Lily's Quilts. It's lovely to met you! :)

  2. Gorgeous -- I love the little pops of orange! I'm a huge fan of this book too. It's such a fun one to page through!

  3. What a beautiful quilt and those bits of orange add so much! Great job.

  4. This is great! I also love Elizabeth Hartman's Designs.

  5. Love the colours you have chosen - great job!

  6. That is absolutely beautiful, well done! I have loads of quilting/sewing books, and this one is definitely on my Christmas list, fingers crossed Father Christmas reads it this year, and I've been a good enough girl! ; )

  7. How gorgeous! I love the colors that you used together. :)

  8. This is so beautiful. I love the pop of orange and the overall texture of the quilt.

  9. Gorgeous gorgeous quilt! I agree, I really like that book too. I am currently waiting on some fabric to arrive to bind the "Happy Hour' quilt from that book. I think I could make all the quilts in there!

  10. Beautiful quilt- love the touch of orange amongst the pretty blues!

  11. What a beautiful quilt. It looks amazing!

  12. I love, love the little pops of orange in the top! You did a great job. I'm so going to make one of these!


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