Exploratory Quilt

MT Original

I am so excited for you guys to find out more about the exploratory quilt! So this is a great quilt to go to once you feel confident in your basics of sewing - or if you really want to practice Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese. This pattern comes with a really awesome quick reference cutting guide for how you can create multiple of these blocks from 2 squares of fabric!

#quiltsinthewild

Sew you wanna know how much time it's going to take?

For just the top, it is about 6-7 hours. I am still deciding how much I want for a border, the pattern calls for 5-1/2" all the way around the quilt. :)

 

I've been wanting to mix the Machi fabric with the weather permitting fabric for quite some time, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Approximate Finished Size: 65" x 75" (including the borders)

 

Don't mind my sweet summer look...this is pretty much what I survive in on windy days.

Tips to avoid the dreaded seam ripper:

-Iron, Iron, Iron

-Measure twice cut once. You want to make sure that from the start you cut fabric is perfect - if it isn't the snowball effect will take place and you'll end up with a much smaller quilt or mismatched triangles.

-Really read through the methods of Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese. Once it clicks in your mind you won't feel so lost pulling fabrics together.

Grab the Exploratory Quilt Kit HERE!

Grab the same fabrics I used below:

Machi

Weather Permitting

Wishbones

Blue

I'll be doing a large batch of straight line quilting on a stack of quilt tops that are breathing down my neck. I've really grown to love my walking foot! 

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Katie


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