Yay! My Pointed Quilt is done! I’ve been seeing a lot of quilts turned on-point and I thought it would be awesome to try to make one myself.
I was trying to design a block that was Fat Quarter friendly. This block is similar to my block 7 of the Snowy Day Quilt Sampler. The block in my Pointed quilt is a little smaller and turned on-point!
Since this block uses different size pieces through out, you must make sure to use an accurate scant 1/4 inch seam. This will ensure that all of your pieces line up correctly.
You can make sure you are using a scant 1/4 inch seam by taking 3 – 2 1/2 x 4 inch strips. Sew them all together lengthwise. The center strip will measure 2 inches wide finished, if you are using a scant 1/4 inch seam.
I have been trying to decide on a pattern to use this beautiful Garden Secrets fabric by Sarah Watson for Cloud9 Fabrics. After I drew up my pattern I thought this fabric line would be perfect.
The math for a on-point quilt is a little different than a regular quilt. Once I got my mind wrapped around the idea. It was go time! The quilt goes together pretty quickly.
Once my quilt was all finished I decided to go with a beautiful purple backing fabric. This fabric is Kona Cotton in Gumdrop by Robert Kaufman. I like to use my Kona Color chart to pick out the perfect shade of fabric.
I also found the perfect shade of Cotton Gutterman thread that matches the Ice Frappe Background fabric.
I decided to quilt this to mimic the points. I usually opt for a straight line quilting, which is much faster. This one took more time, but was totally worth it. I love how it turned out!
In an effort to use up my stash, I decided to go with a scrappy binding! I used two fat quarters of the dash print and some scraps of a couple of the other light colored fabrics.