quiet time quilt tutorial

Quiet Time quilt
Finished size is 26 x 35

This is actually a two sided quilt.  I designed this piece for Tamara Kate using the Quiet Time fabric line.  It was displayed in Tamara’s booth at Fall Quilt Market.

 
I cut 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3.5 inch strips of the entire line.

 
For one side, I sewed them in random order using the full width of each strip. 

My finished width was 26 inches.

The second side has fussy cut designs from the two different colorways of the Princess print.

I used the wrong side of the first side as a guide for size and placement.

I constructed a variety of strip units like this one pictured to use around the fussy cut blocks.

Sewing this side together is a lot like building a puzzle.  You cut and sew a bit and repeat.  I did lay my 3.5 inch borders for the top and bottom for placement guides.  To help distribute color and prints, I sew short strips together rather than sewing the full width of fabric.

Here is the finished side before quilting.  The pieced portion measured 22 x 36 before adding the border pieces.

I quilted this piece with an off-centered circle to compliment all the straight lines.  I used Warm and Natural cotton batting.

Here is another view of the completed top before the binding.

My binding was one of the stripe pieces in this line.
Thanks so much for reading along….I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial – Happy Sewing!

 

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11 Responses to quiet time quilt tutorial

  1. Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) February 7, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    Very cute!!! BTW, I got my package and the girls just oohed and ahhed over the pretty fabric scraps! Can’t wait to make something with them! Thank you!!!

  2. Kay February 7, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Really pretty colours. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Wendy February 7, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    such a lovely quilt, you did a great job showing off the line. I love the quilting you did, it caught my eye immediately

  4. Lesley February 7, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    I love the quilting you did. I need to try that!

  5. treadlemusic February 7, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    Love that whole line and your use brings out the very best in the prints and colors. The quilting was simply genius!!!!

  6. Rosa February 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    Love your quilting,absolutely stunning!

  7. Sewing Mom February 8, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Christine S February 8, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    This is so pretty!

  9. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts February 8, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    So cute! I love the quilting too!

  10. fayzer2 March 20, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    I finished a baby quilt 2 weeks ago and I totally copied your spiral quilting. It turned out so cute!

  11. Michelle April 15, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Hi, I would like to try quilting a small project I have with a similar design. Can you tell me if you used a domestic machine or any guides? Thanks for any help you can give me.
    Michelle

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