Bangles and Bling

You may remember that way back here I posted this little work in progress. It has been, um, ten weeks or so since I started this, but it has finally turned into a finished top. That’s half the battle, right?
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This pattern is designed by Sarah Fielke in her new book Hand Quilted With Love. I really love the shape of it, but if you want to make one, make sure to cut your strips to 2.5″ not 2″ as mentioned in the pattern. I really love Sarah’s book. The quilts are gorgeous and inspiring and this one jumped out at me as I thumbed through. Sarah made hers from the Denyse Schmidt picnic and Fairgrounds line from a couple of years ago. I love Denyse’s fabric lines so much, and I wanted to make my own Denyse Quilt.
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This quilt started with a fat eighth bundle of Shelburne Falls and then I made sure to add pieces from each of Denyse’s ranges. There is a little Katie Jump Rope, a bit of the original Flea Market Fancy. I somehow brought myself to cut into the blue seeds I’ve been saving. There are a few pieces from her Joann fabric ranges, and a large helping of Chicopee.
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After that, I just started raiding my scrap and remnant drawers. I have some Glimma and Architextures from the remnant bucket in my shop, and a healthy dose of scraps. I love how they all work together.

So, another top is going in the pile. I really need to make the journey to my dining room table so that I can start getting these quilted!

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17 Responses to Bangles and Bling

  1. 1
    Siobhan says:

    It’s beautiful! You did a fantastic job. I am thinking of making this after I finish the Made to Measure quilt from the same book. I’m a bit daunted by the inset seams but if my quilt turns out half as good as yours, I’ll be thrilled! :)

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    Heather Braun says:

    Love it so much! I also love, “a large helpin of Chicopee.” That’s another bundle I need to pick up.

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    elsa says:

    Really lovely quilt and so so much work too!
    Thanks for the correction on the pattern. I’ve got the book and love it but would be disappointed to do the wrong cutting.

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    KellyS says:

    Love, love, love this! I just might have to copy you and do the same with my DS prints. Either that or get something to coordinate with the F8th bundle of Full Moon Lagoon I have been hoarding.

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    prsd4tim2 says:

    Wow! You’re on a roll. Beautiful quilt – as always! Whenever I see this one, though, I have to laugh at Britton bringing his mommy the quilt squares with such a proud look on his face – he knew he was helping. LOL. Nicely done!

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    nancy says:

    It turned out beautiful! So was it a typo in the book?

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    Linh says:

    Beautiful I can’t wait to get my hands on that book.

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    Heather says:

    Love the top! I have her book too and was wondering if you said that the strips need to be 2.5 is that for ease of cutting out the shapes?

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    Anita says:

    This is beautiful! Great work on this! :)

  11. 11

    So so beautiful! Love the fabrics and it looks like a great pattern!

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    Blair says:

    I LOVE this one! It’s so fun! You are quite talented with a real eye for color.

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    Carrie Langley says:

    Ten weeks is amazing to me, we’ll done xx I started paper piecing hexagons last autumn, I need Over 1500 and have just passed the 600 mark. Life keeps getting in the way lol xx

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    Sharon says:

    The scrappy look is so fun! This looks a challenging one to piece…great job

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    Ivy says:

    Another beauty that I thought was EPPd! Ha!

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    Maria says:

    Gorgeous quilt! I have the book – might need to move this one up on the priority list!

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    What a fascinating pattern!!! Great job! Beautiful Colors!