Of all the quilts I’ve made, this is one of my favorites.

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Keepsake Quilts is a store that sends out a wonderful catalog every so often (you can find them here) and this quilt was featured on one of their covers.  They were selling the pattern, but instead of buying it, I got out my graph paper & calculator and figured it out.  It was a fun challenge!  (Yes, I LIKE to do math.)

The other thing I adore about this quilt are the fabrics.  I had these batiks left over from something else.  They were all stuffed into a small basket and didn’t look like they go very far, so I decided to keep making blocks until I ran out. I was amazed at how far that little pile went, I still have some left.

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The machine quilting follows  the pattern of the fabric on the backside, which was a fun way to do it.  The idea for that technique came from Larraine Scouler’s book, Quilting Back to Front: Fun & Easy No-Mark Techniques.

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