What we’re making! Canvas Quilt by She Can Quilt
I was binge quilting last weekend! The Canvas Quilt from She Can Quilt was all I could think about last week. You may have seen our blog post, Quilt Dreaming last week where I discussed many color options for the Canvas Quilt. The downloadable pattern includes sizes from a mug rug up to a king size quilt. Fabric requirements for a 46″ x 46″ baby size quilt are 8 fat quarters.
Last month each Chalkette picked their favorite fabrics for Birthday Stacks of fat quarters. Well… my birthday fat quarters were calling to me.
I decided to make the quilt as large as possible with fat quarters. Using 9″ squares to make the main block which was then set off center turning the square quilt into a rectangular lap quilt.
Between the back and pieced binding I used almost all of the 8 chosen fat quarters. I love the satisfaction of using all the fabric I purchased for a quilt.
The backing fabric is V & Co Color Me Happy Dots Multi which has the perfect sense of playfulness to complete the look.
I used free motion quilting on my regular size home machine to finish the quilt. Last year at Quiltcon I was fortunate to be in Angela Walters Quilting Negative Space class. Angela taught a flower design which fills the negative space nicely on the Canvas Quilt. Aurifil thread, #2605 Medium Grey was used on the colored blocks and #2021 Ivory for the background .
1/4 inch seams were used to piece the binding in 18 inch strips. The negative space around the main block allows for a strong contrast binding to frame the edges.
The modern sophisticated pattern is great for the beginner and more advanced quilter.