Finished Quilt: Fantastic Leftovers Quilt

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Happy Tuesday! I have a finished quilt to share today, woo hoo! Off we go on my Fantastic Leftovers Quilt!

Want to make your own leftovers quilt? See this post: 8 Ways to Build Your Own Leftovers Quilt

This quilt has been in the making for almost five years! It all started with a group of orphaned blocks from my stash. I joined a traveling quilt bee called "Fantastic Quilt Voyage", organized by my friend Jacey. I used that group of blocks as the start of my quilt and bee members added their own blocks along the way. My theme was "make do". I asked members to take the same type of approach and make something that suited their fancy, in cool colors. Check out the hashtag for more: #fantasticquiltvoyage

For more on the blocks I made during the bee and my quilt's journey, see these posts:
Fantastic Quilt Voyage Traveling Bee Part I
Fantastic Quilt Voyage Traveling Bee Part II
Amanda's Fantastic Quilt Voyage

The blocks for this quilt were all different sizes, so I knew it would be a challenge to put together. I made lots of additional blocks, including 12 blocks from The Fussy Cut Sampler*. I also added in some blocks that were made for me by my friends at The Sewcial Lounge (now closed). It's a pretty big quilt, finishing at 64"x88". I needed a lot of blocks to get it finished!

The same week that I finished the quilt top, the kind folks over at Pink Castle Fabrics (now closed) asked if I had a top that needed quilting! They let me guinea pig their new mail-in longarm services and quilted this for me! I chose the design #140 Star E2E. I think it's just right for this quilt, whimsical and cute.

For the backing I used a long-stashed print from Park Slope* by Erin McMorris. The colors were just too perfect, I had to use it. It's bound up in one of my prints from Geometric Bliss*.

Thank you to all the bee members who made blocks for my quilt: Jacey, Amanda, Holly, Deedrie, Natalie, Are Jane, Melinda, Amanda, and Nicke.

I can't believe this quilt is done! It has been so long in the making, and it feels really good to finally wrap this project up. This type of quilt is pretty far outside of my comfort zone, especially a layout like this.

Want to make your own leftovers quilt? See this post: 8 Ways to Build Your Own Leftovers Quilt

Happy Quilting!

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  1. What a treasure! You did a beautiful job of finishing it - love the quilting and backing you chose.

  2. Oh wow! That’s awesome! I have been keeping reject, practice & leftover blocks in a separate bin for last 2 years. Now I know what I can do with them! Thanks for sharing.

  3. You have made some beautiful quilts over the years. I think this is my favorite one. It is awesome.

  4. Congrats on a fabulous finish (with some help from your friends!!)

  5. Congratulations on your finished quilt! It's sew bright and cheery! I love those fabrics and the backing is really cute!

  6. It's just fabulous - congrats!


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