Maker Quilt

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Maker Quilt by Amy Friend

I found a little time to assemble my Maker Quilt top. I had a lot of fun piecing it together!  I have the Cocorico Traveling Quilt Bee to thank for this quilt.

I started the quilt off with two orphan blocks I had that happened to color coordinate. One is the Zipper block that I made a number of years ago now when I was a part of the Sew Out Loud QAL. It is available for free here thanks to Julianna, the designer. The other is the sewing machine. It’s my own pattern and available for sale in my pattern shop and on Etsy and Craftsy. I sent along some sewing themed scraps, some greys, mustards and soft blues, and asked my friends to make sewing themed blocks. They are as generous as they are talented, I tell you. My friend Melinda made the giant sewing needle, the stitch block and the block with the spool and seam ripper. The iron, the jars, the scissors and the word “SEW” were made by Charise.
Maker Quilt Detail by Amy Friend

When I started assembling the blocks, I needed to fill a little space in the lower right corner. So I decided to make a couple of spools. One ties in the touch of brown that Melinda used on her spool. I made a lace spool and a thread spool!

Maker Quilt Detail by Amy Friend

The blocks are all different sizes so it was a puzzle to assemble (the only type of puzzle I enjoy!). I used a grey crosshatch for most of the sashing but threw in a Carolyn Friedlander soft grey blue and mustard print and a couple Art Gallery Prints in mustard–the stitches and the rows of lace.

I have backing from my stash and a quilting plan so hopefully it won’t be too long before you see this quilt complete!

Thank you Melinda and Charise!

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