Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Trill

I decided over the weekend to enter one more quilt into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side. It’s my own quilt, the one that I use all the time, the one that will be my next self-published pattern. I’m entering it in the Large Quilt category— it’s 57″ x  68″

I like to call it Trill.



I designed Trill in October, a few months after I became obsessed with curved blocks. I was trying to find ways to make quarter-circle blocks interesting, and I had issued a challenge to myself to make the curviest quilt I could think of.

IMG_7410The fabric is Elizabeth Olwen’s Wildwood collection from Cloud9 Fabrics, and the solid is Cirrus Solids in Ocean. It is so ridiculously soft, and the organic straight line quilting about 3/4″ apart gives it such a delicious texture. Living with a husband and three boys, anything pink in the house is automatically mine. And though I’ve never LOVED pink, this coral is just edgy enough and just feminine enough for me. It has become a favorite color, and the quilt is mine, all mine.


The brightest coral was a favorite print, and it popped with so much more saturation that I made it a focal block in the bottom right corner.  I couldn’t resist a little teal binding to round the corner as well.

IMG_7411This quilt helped me to learn how to make curves blend into other blocks. and I’m so excited to share my secrets next month when I release the pattern. I’m also planning to show my glue-basting technique for speedy pin-free curve sewing.

Until then, thank you for visiting, and be sure to check out all the amazing quilts being shown at the Festival!