Sunday, January 15, 2017

Aurora

My latest project is up on the Moda Bake Shop! Aurora is a fun, bright quilt that features Lulu Lane, Corey Yoder's latest fabric line.






















I love the happy, scrappy look of this project. I used a variety of fat quarters for the project, but I think it would look stunning as a two color quilt, as well. Check out this illustration.



The quilt posted on the Bake Shop is quite largea full sized bed covering! That might be too ambitious for some, I know. The good news is that this quilt is super easy to resize. Each fat quarter makes two full blocks and each block finishes at 12 inches. To resize, figure out how many blocks the quilt requires and divide that number in half to determine how many fat quarters you need. Easy peasy! Here are two additional sizes:

Baby quilt (36" by 48")
This quilt is arranged in a three by four layout (that is, four rows with three blocks in each row). You will need six fat quarters for this version.  

Throw quilt (48" by 60")
This quilt is arranged in a four by five layout (that is, five rows with four blocks in each row). You will need ten fat quarters for this version.  

I think this quilt would look great with a border, or with sashing between the blocks. I even toyed with setting the blocks on point. So many interesting possibilities with this block. Have fun making it your own.

Happy sewing!

6 comments:

  1. I have a question about a different quilt you did. the Mosaic with acreage charm pack. I'm not sure how to assemble the blocks with the pieces. Do you do a dark and alight in each square and you sew? or is it just as you start the top of the charm pack and go through it? thank you Donna

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    1. Thanks for your questions, Donna! I arranged the charm squares randomly in that quilt. Sometimes you need to move the blocks around to get a pleasing layout, but that's pretty easy to do before you start sewing rows together! I would probably mix up your charm pack to start with, since they are usually sold with all one color together. Happy sewing!

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    2. Thank you.. I would have loved a video to see you do it! lol.. you ironed the seams on half to the dark and the other half towards centre? I guess it doesnt matter if the lights are with lights?

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    3. Yes, you're correct--half the blocks have the seams pressed toward the background fabric and half are pressed to the charm square fabric. I know the rule in quilting is to press to the dark, but I tend to prioritize having the seams lay as flat as possible. Too much bulk is frustrating!

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  2. Love this quilt, just seen it on Moda bake shop. And since this quilt has my name on it, i'll put it high on the to make list. Greetings, Aurora

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  3. What a beautiful quilt, Christine.
    Love the colours - modern...yet calm.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy quilting.
    Fiona. Xx

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