Hidden Treasures

This pattern was designed to combine 2 of my favourite things; scraps and a funky, fun focal fabric.

The occasion arose where our local Golf Course is in dire financial straights and in need of some fundraising. I (ahem) was volunteered to do a quilt, which over the course (see how I did that 🤪) of a week became 3 quilts. I had a pattern for one, had seen a picture on line for a second that would work and had to come up with a design for the third. I played with some scraps and made some four patches with my scrap 2 1/2″ squares. I used my Accuquilt Big cutter and die and had piles of blue, brown and beige toned squares in minutes from fabric pieces in my scrap bin. Wanting something different for the side of the of the 4 patch, I made a some half square triangles with my 2 1/2″ finished HST die from scraps and sewed them together. Then I trimmed them to fit on the 4 patch. I then cut a 2 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ strip of white to add to the side of the block. I squared up the blocks to finish at 12″. These blocks were then sewn together to make a rotating pattern by flipping each block. I did 4 rows of 3 blocks. I then cut a 2 1/2″ border from yellow. The next border (blue) was cur at 3 1/2″. My final border was cut at 6″, but I discovered I was short on my blue golf fabric. I made enough duplicate blocks from the base of the block pattern for the quilt, and inset them in the corners and the middle of the borders.

The quilt was sandwiched with an 80/20 Hobbs batting and spray basted. My label was pieced in the backing on the quilt, but I forgot to take a picture in the rush to get it to the Golf Course and get the quilts displayed in the Clubhouse.

Out came my favourite white Aurifil thread in my bobbin. I had a variegated blue and white Aurifil for my top thread. Using my Janome Skyline S3 machine, I did stitch in the ditch around the blocks. I popped on a ruler work foot and did some ruler work straight line quilting to echo the shape of the block inside the blocks. I switched to my white Aurifil thread and echoed the straight lines of the block outline in the white background fabric. The yellow and blue borders had combinations of straight and wavy line quilting on them. The outside border had meandering wavy line quilting in white and then the variegated blue and white when I ran out of white. I didn’t want anything too dense in the quilting so the quilt would be nice and cuddly soft. Then I attached my binding by machine, turned it and finished the sewing by hand on the back.

If you use my pattern, I would love to see pictures of your finished quilt!

Thanks for stopping by to see my pattern. 🥴 Carol

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

5 thoughts on “Hidden Treasures

  1. Hi Carol! Thank you so much for sharing the details of how you made this quilt. I’m going to PIN it for future reference. I just LOVE the golf shoes on the border of the blue quilt. Could you have found any fabric more perfect?!! ~smile~ Roseanne

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