Friday, 6 September 2013

Little Boxes Quilt

A few days ago I was asked by Dashwood Studios, a new UK quilting fabric manufacturer (woohoo!!!), to make a quilt with their new line, Petite Street by Wendy Kendall.  Stockists include Eclectic Maker and Celtic Fusions Fabrics.


On seeing the triangle print, I immediately thought of some log cabin equilateral triangles like this:


But then, after some to-ing and fro-ing with Dashwood, we decided on something along these lines.  


And so, a couple of days later, I ended up with this.  I have called it Little Boxes because that's what it makes me think of although those of you from a certain generation may end up humming that song for the rest of the day ( ... and they're all made out of ticky tacky ... ). 


I straight line quilted a 2" cross hatch using Aurifil 50wt in white.  


And then I had this cute idea of adding a bit of selvedge to the quilt because those dots are so pretty. 


Would you be interested in this quilt becoming a pattern?  I'm wondering whether to take the time to write it up as it was a lot of fun to make and a great showcase for these pretty prints. 

55 comments:

  1. That is so cute, hoping for big things for Dashwood.

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  2. Oh this is such a pretty quilt! The sashing really works with this colourway. And adding the selvedge is a lovely touch! Gorgeous x

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  3. This is such a cute quilt!
    I'm also living all the dash wood studios fabric and I've been eyeing these fabric up.

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  4. I love this! "Yes, please!" to a pattern write-up.

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  5. Pretty quilt! The selvedge in the binding is a genius idea. I think a little tutorial on how to do that would be amazing!

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  6. Yes please to a tutorial, it looks lots of fun!

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  7. I love this pattern and the quilt idea is perfect for it!!

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  8. A gorgeous quilt - I would love to see it as a pattern as I am always looking for patterns that show off the fabric really well :-)

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  9. Well I could say yes to the tutorial as I love this quilt, but we all know I'd wouldn't even understand it, let alone be able to make it.

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  10. as soon as I read the title I started singing the song, dammit! Love the quilt though ;-)

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  11. as soon as I read the title I started singing the song, dammit! Love the quilt though ;-)

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  12. I think that would be great I always see beautiful fabric then hate to cut it up this would be great for a layer cake and some sashing fab .and I always love straight line quilting

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  13. Very cute quilt! Absolutely write the pattern!

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  14. This is stunning, absolutely pattern material.

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  15. It is beautiful, please make the pattern. It came out beautiful, the pattern, the quilting, everything.

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  16. Yes - do make the pattern love this quilt and really like the fabrics also!

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  17. Love this quilt ~ so sweet! Yes, please make a pattern!

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  18. The quilt is so cute! And now I have that song running through my mind and I can't get rid of it.

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  19. Would love to see a pattern--it cries out for a layer cake and a white honey bun--would be so simple. And now the earworm--"There's a pink one, and a blue one, and a green one, and a yellow one.........."

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  20. Love this quilt.....YES to a pattern :)

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  21. That,s another yes from me, a new scrappy pattern to drool over. Oh Yes, bring it on.

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  22. Would love to have the pattern.Cute and easy!

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  23. Yes please, it looks gorgeous and really suits the fabric collection. I love your triangle pattern - that one is running around my mind furiously. I'm thinking something Halloweeny! It would make an amazing wall hanging.

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  24. Yes! It is lovely! I have fabric that would love being made in to that!

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  25. Yes, it looks like a terrific pattern for older children and teens. Please can we have the pattern?

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  26. This is great and the selvedge is an amazing binding.

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  27. The selvedge is perfect-pattern, please:)

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  28. Love it too, would love size info, tutorial, or whatever! Very nice little quilt!

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  29. Yes you should make a pattern for all of us that are not talented in that department.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  30. ...and they all look just the sameeeeeeeeeeee. Ok, now it's definitely gonna be in my head all day! Lovely quilt, and a pattern on it would be fantastic!

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  31. That came out great, I do like large blocks to showcase prints :o)

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  32. Lovely jubbly!
    I am thinking this is mighty Layer Cake-friendly!

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  33. This has turned out fab! And yes I am humming little boxes!!

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  34. I would be interested in pattern options for this! Love it.

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  35. This is great! And of course I applaud the excellent use of the selvage!

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  36. I'd love a pattern for this quilt, but even more I'd like instructions for using selvage for the binding. I have a huge box of selvages, and I'm so tired of using them for potholders!

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  37. I vote YES on making a pattern. I see where you veered off from the original idea a bit, so a pattern would be nice. Sweet little quilt.

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  38. Yes please, love the quilt!!!! A pattern would be perfect!

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  39. Love your use of selvedge and would love to have you tutorial the pattern!
    So very pretty!

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  40. Beautiful quilt! Lovely fabrics! It's great getting a little insight on your creative thoughts, so thanks for sharing. Personally, I would not need a pattern to replicate your quilt. However, I know from being a quilt instructor, that beginner quilts are usually the most popular for those taking the classes. Therefore, I think your pattern would be successful.

    What I would LOVE are the tips/tricks you might have discovered while making this quilt and to hear more about your design process. How do you usually go about choosing the quilt pattern for a given fabric and the quilting design for a given quilt?

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  41. I love love love love this quilt! I would love to make it soon, as I have the perfect fabrics for it and I need to make a baby girl quilt. If you could just give the sizes of the squares you cut, I could figure it out (ans sashing)! That would be awesome!

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    1. Maggie, you're a no reply comment blogger so email me on lilysquilts@gmail.com so I can reply!

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  42. I think it's a wonderful design to showcase these fantastic fabrics. I vote yes for patterning it too!
    BB

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  43. Such a fun quilt - and yes, I remember the song too:)

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  44. Please Please Please Lynne - I would LOVE to purchase this pattern ....

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  45. Those are some sweet little boxes! That fabric line sure is yummy! I sure would have loved to see more pics of the quilt.... I didn't get enough! Love that you added some of that selvage to the binding. Quite clever!

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  46. Very cute, but I gotta say, I love the look of that triangle quilt :)

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  47. I would love the pattern. It's a great pattern for showing off cute prints like these

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  48. Would love the pattern - I have some fabric perfect for it!!

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  49. Absolutely! I just received my first order of fabric from Dashwood Studio yesterday and I'd love to try this quilt using the Petite Street collection and I'm sure my clients would too!

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  50. Yes please write up the pattern! I would love to make one :)

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