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Dream On Quilt

I had a bit of a bee in my bonnet a couple weeks ago.  I was just itching to try out an idea that I had and dig into my Dream On charm pack.  Urban Chiks fabrics are just beautiful and this new line is no exception.  I sat down at about 8pm on a Friday evening and pieced the top–I wanted to try a little “raggy windowpane” idea that I just couldn’t get out of my head.  The skinny little white strips are all raw edges and will fray just a bit more each time I wash this little quilt.  They are 1/2″ strips attached (just down the middle of the strip) after the 4 patch blocks were made.
The Saturday after making the top I made my lovely little quilt sandwich–it was small enough I got away (just barely) with only using temporary spray adhesive to baste the layers.  I quilted using straight lines in a random “plaid” pattern which I marked off before machine quilting.  I haven’t done a lot of machine quilting so this was a great opportunity to try it out a bit more. 
The quilt is small–I’m not sure of the dimensions off the top of my head but I only used one charm pack and some solid white yardage–it’s about crib sized or so.  I opted to use a Heather Bailey chevron stripe fabric from Pop Garden for the binding.  Since the yardage isn’t available yet, I thought it worked nicely & had the same sort of feel as the rest of the quilt.
I also got to try out my math skills a bit trying to figure out what size squares to cut for the triangles around the outside edge.  If you are ever in this same dilemma here is a wonderful resource for figuring out setting and/or corner triangles when you are setting your quilt on point.  I don’t know if I have ever been quite so excited to figure something out–I even had to call my mom and share my news.  For some reason, Ryan just wasn’t quite as excited. LOL! =)
If you get a chance to pick up some of this delish fabric you won’t regret it.  The line should be available to purchase in October.

Comments (25)

  • This is so fresh and lovely! Great idea having raw edged sashing – it will add texture each time it is laundered…I like it!

  • It looks awesome, I love the fresh colours and the raw edge is a great idea!

  • Sweet…it looks great:)

  • Looks wonderful!

  • I am soooooo going to use this idea for a scrapy bee I'm in… I just love it!

  • Cute quilt, I won some precuts of this line and it is BEAUTIFUL!

  • Lovely! Good job on figuring out all of the math!

  • Wow! this is a beauty.

  • really beautiful. I especially love how you did the quilting on this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That is awesome! Your machine quilting looks wonderful.

    Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Very cool idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you went thru with it so we could all enjoy the outcome! I really like it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Might have to try it myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • So pretty! I need to get off my butt and finish my Dream On top!

  • So cute! Thanks for the setting triangles link too!

  • I love this design! I can't wait for this fabric to hit stores!

  • I like how you did those tiny borders! I'm all about the tiny! Great idea I might have to steal it for a baby quilt I need to start soon!

  • Beautiful! What a great way to use a charm pack . . . I'm always looking for new ideas!

  • that is beautiful- great way to show of the range! wish i was clever enough to figure out how you did it (hint hint- a tutorial would be GREAT!!!)

    โ™ฅdanielle

  • What an excellent idea – i love the look of the raw edge on there. It will look even better after more washes. It's a gorgeous quilt!

  • … it's LOVELY! Thank you for sharing your fun pattern. This is a great use of a charm pack, and Dream on looks beautiful surrounded by all that white!

    ; )

  • LOVE this quilt – great job!! I can't wait to buy this fabric!! I'm addicted to charm packs and all that you can make with them. So much fun!!

  • Lovely quilt. And I really like how you quilted it. Great job! Inspirational.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  • Your work is always gorgeous! Was excited to see someone else bragging about your work over at a la mode fabric! Congrats!!! Have a great week.

  • So happy to have found your blog : )
    Love your quilts!

  • I was wondering where you got or if you have the pattern for this quilt… I have some great owl fabric & I want to call the quilt "owls through the window pane". Could you e-mail me info robinnclark@hotmail.com (be sure to get 2 n's in there). I love your blog!

  • Love what you did with your Dream On charm squares!

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