Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sew Positive: Featured in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Yay, I get to spill the beans on a fun project I worked on at the end of last year, using the fantastic Bike Path stash builders by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics...introducing the Sew Positive quilt!

Sew Positive - my new quilt pattern in Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks

Last May, my Beautiful Math block was featured in volume five of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. I loved the block, and came up with some fun setting options, but I also had another setting option in mind - mixing the original block with a jumbo sized block, and that's how the Sew Positive quilt came to be.

I love the contrast between the black background and the bright Bike Path prints. These prints can be found at Pink Castle Fabrics and Stash Modern Fabrics.

Quiltmaker's new issue of Quilts from 100 Blocks

The quilting was done in black 50 wt Aurifil thread, in a simple connected box style, using my spring-loaded free-motion foot rather than my walking foot to minimize twisting and turning the quilt, and the quilt is bound in Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets in Black.

Sew Positive quilting detail

You can find this quilt and the pattern in the newest issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, out on newsstands today. If you'd like to win a copy, visit Quiltmaker's blog today for a chance to win! Have a great Tuesday everyone :)


Quilt Stats
name: Sew Positive
pattern: found in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, spring 2013 issue
size: 60" x 84"
fabrics: Alison Glass's Bike Path prints paired with Renee Nanneman's Black Magic black on black houndstooth
quilting: echoing squares in black Aurifil 50 wt thread
binding: Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets in Black


  1. It's lovely! Congrats!!! Heading over to enter to win a copy. =)

  2. Very nice! I have a stash of Stitch that might be quite wonderful this way.

  3. Congrats it is such a beautiful quilt. Hugs

  4. Really, really like this quilt! Love the idea of mixing the small and large blocks.

  5. I was so excited when I saw this in the magazine at Barnes and Noble!!

  6. Congratulations, it looks great.

  7. Congratulations this quilt is awesome, wish we could get this magazine in England.

  8. Just beautiful - love the mix of plus block sizes!

  9. really positive! I'm amazed how straight your fmq straight lines are. Mine would be really wonky but I'm not a pro like you.


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