In this post you'll get to see two quilts of the same design made with different fabrics. That's always fun! Fabric selections can make quilts look so different, and we all have different tastes in colors and patterns - that's where our creativity can really shine! This pattern is called Pirouette designed by Daniela Stout of Cozy Quilt Designs.
This first quilt is my mom's, and I don't have a clue what the fabric line is (perhaps from Eleanor Burns?), but it is very traditional with some florals, checks, paisley prints, and a gorgeous border stripe. Mom's friend Margaret at The Little Foot Quilt Shoppe helped her get those perfectly mitered corners. Great job!
Mom's queen sized quilt is quilted with an edge-to-edge design called Cupid with cream colored thread.
My Pirouette quilt was made with a layer cake collection from Missouri Star Quilt Company that was an odd mix (that I really like!) of digitally printed fabrics, some prints with a little metallic in it, and even batiks. I used a Moda Grunge for the "cornerstones" and white background.
My corner isn't nearly as special as Mom's, but I did want to show the whole back of mine so you can see the very cool effect of using ombre wide backing fabric. Pretty neat!
We both used the Creative Grids Folded Corner Clipper to help piece the quilt blocks. It really helped us achieve more consistency. There is A LOT of corner clipping in this pattern, but it was enjoyable to make. I bet you're wondering what the repeating block is - and no it's not squares on point :-)
My quilt is on our couch right now. Mom is still stitching the binding on hers.
I hope you enjoyed the mini quilt show and found some inspiration here. Thanks for visiting!
6/3/2021 03:42:24 am
I am so grateful that we share the love of quilting. You have a creative gift that is amazing. Follow your dreams.
6/3/2021 04:54:30 am
Both quilts are beautiful ladies! I love the pattern and the special mitered border finish! Cupid is a perfect quilting design!
6/3/2021 06:03:09 am
I love your quilts! I made this pattern , I called it my coronavirus cussing quilt, I did not have creative grids folded Clipper tool. I recently splurged and treated myself to the toll. Should make things a lot easier.
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