Scrappy Gravity Quilt
This beautiful Scrappy Quilt is truly one of a kind. I was inspired to try making this block of the month pattern after someone in my Modern Quilt Guild made one exactly to pattern specs.
I went to purchase the fat quarters for the inner star and realized this would be even costlier than planned. My goal was then to make it with only the scraps I had on hand. The inner star is made up of various batik fabrics, sari’s, home decor, and specialty fabrics. The outer gray, and black fabrics are from MODA. The majority of the quilt is made of 100% cotton. The batting is 100% cotton, and was long arm quilted. This finished size is close to 96″x96″.
I’m truly in love with this quilt and feel I pushed myself with the layout and design. I know it would make a great addition to anyone’s quilt collection.
Here are a few detailed pics of the finished product.
This quilt is available on my Etsy page at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/523670309/scrappy-gravity-quilt?ref=pr_shop
Front left view
The Gravity Quilt is almost done!
The quilt was started on 2/12/17 and I finished quilting on the Long Arm at Quilted Joy on 3/25/17; all that is needed is the binding.
I’m very happy with how the quilt came out.
Fresh off the long arm.All of the colored fabrics used were from my scraps, and the solids are from Bella Solids. There are some sari fabrics, skirt, fabrics, home decor and other unique fabrics in this quilt.
Here are a few pics of the stitching and fabrics used.
I think I’m going to bind it in a nice red batik fabric to bring out the red in the center.
Until next time, keep creating magic through quilting.
I started working on the Gravity Quilt (Jaybird Quilts) by Julie Herman, and it’s the most challenging pattern I’ve made to date.
This pattern book was a block of the month, but I must’ve missed that detail when I purchased the 45 page pattern book.
I was at Joann’s Fabric Store and was going to buy the fat quarters needed to get the colored diamonds started and when I figured up the cost, it was well over $250.00. Each block needs 6 different shades and there are 18 different blocks. At Joann’s prices per fat quarter $2.35 x 6 x 18 = $253.80; that was too expensive, so I decided to start the quilt by using only my scraps. I had enough scraps to complete all 18 blocks.
Here are a few diamonds that I’ve put together.
I finally finished all 18 blocks and have bought my solids for the outside blocks.
Here are the background colors.
I have all of the last blocks cut out and the colored blocks are labeled and ready to go. I can’t wait to see this baby finished.
I’m creating Magic Ya’ll!!! I’m loving it so far and am ready to see the completed pattern. Stay tuned for more.