Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Not a baby quilt

  Name:  Guest Pancakes in Blue
Design: inpired by Tula Pinks Pancakes pattern that is no longer available
Size:  79" by 89"
Fabric: Stash fabrics in blues, Kona white and Kona navy
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in grey in free motion switch back
Backing:  by Amy Butler

 I started this quilt about a year ago after Stacey Day gifted me a whole pile of her scraps.  Her scraps are not like my scraps and there were a lot of blues.  Big chunks.  I had always loved the Tula Pink Pancake pattern so I started cutting up the scraps into what seemed like an enormous pile of 5" by 10" rectangles.  And an even larger pile of little white and navy squares for the corners.  I actually started it on my Featherweight at a friend's house but a bunch of other projects got in the way of making any progress.  Now this is quite unlike me as I usually work on one quilt at a time and finish it before I start another.  This one lingered in a basket.  It is destined for our daughter's house for the guest room.  I pulled it out again when I got my new Juki TL 2010Q and thought it would be a good one to work on while I got to know a new machine.

 In all honesty I have 4 sewing machines now and a serger.  I kept my Janome Horizon because it does things the Juki cannot.  And the Juki does things the Janome cannot.  I am giving away my 28 year old Kenmore to a friend and keeping the featherweight so it all makes sense.  At least that is how I see it. 

Anyway here it is a big giant queen size mess of scraps in blue.  It came together way better than I hoped and it really is quite striking for what is essentially an very simple pattern.  Quilted with Aurifil in dove, switch back free motion and backed in Amy Butler.  I bound it in the same dark navy Kona.  I think it is Storm.  A finish requiring so many clothespins and looking quite awesome in the fall late afternoon sunshine last weekend. 


  1. Very striking. Those little diamonds really sparkle. I love simple patterns that let the colors and fabric shine.

  2. Such a wonderful colorful quilt wonderful job