December 4, 2012

Prep School Quilt

Prep School Quilt
finished quilt measures 56" x 70"

I've had this quilt designed since the beginning of this year, but as per usual, there was the complication of actually finding time to make it. I had to put the rubber to the road last month though, because it's a Christmas gift for a family member, and there is NOTHING worse than trying to finish a quilt under the gun. I know, because I've done it the past few Christmases....and I'm about 72% sure that waiting until the last minute to make all my Christmas presents last year (and having to finish 20 gifts in 2 weeks) is what led to my herniated cervical disks the following month. So yeah, definitely don't want a repeat of that!

So, on to the good stuff.

Meet the Prep School Quilt! I know it looks super complicated, but I promise it is not! It's actually made of only 2 types of blocks, one of them being the mirror image of the other. So when you alternate the two types of blocks in your rows, it gives you the "woven" illusion.

I straight line quilted each woven "strip" to enhance the woven illusion. It was a pain in the butt to have to constantly stop & start (not to mention use 3 different colored threads)...but I think it was worth the extra effort in the end, and I'd do it again.

For the backing I used Lizzy House's "Foxes" in Pink Lemonade (it's from her Outfoxed line).

I'm going to post a free tutorial for this pattern later this week, so keep your eyes peeled. And no, this isn't like the time when I said I was going to post a Wet Bag Tutorial, and then never did (...which reminds me that I need to finish that). *sigh* There just aren't enough hours in the day. I really did have every intention of getting that tute up, but editing the photos takes HOURS and I just haven't had time. I'll probably post it when I'm in Kentucky for the holidays, since I'll be off work that entire week and will spend most of my days lounging around my parent's house in my pajamas.

To make a quilt exactly like mine, you'll need 1.75 yards of white, 1.5 yards of navy, and 0.5 yards of hot pink. I used Couture Cotton in Bright White from Caitlin at I Don't Do Dishes, Kona Cotton in Windsor (navy), and Kona Cotton in Bright Pink.

Brenda at Pink Castle Fabrics is offering a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase right now with the code INVENTORY20, so you can get a great discount on your solids if you'd like to go ahead and order them!


so cool!!! I love the woven effect!

looks great! I wanna hang out for a week in my pajamas...

I love everything about this quilt! The colors, the pattern, the back ... all awesome! : )

i love this quilt tons! you are a quilting legend! ;) xo

This is really wonderful! It could work with jelly rolls too. If the pink and white stripe units were all pink, would it look like the weave was laying on top of a second quilt layer? Thanks for your blog and for sharing your work and your knowledge.

I love this quilt and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like:

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