Sunday, April 19, 2009

Turning Twenty Quilt

These are examples of a Turning Twenty Quilt.
1. Joel Dewberry Aqua Chocolate Quilt full, 2. Turning Twenty Spring, 3. Verena's SW Turning Twenty, 4. quilt -- finally done!, 5. 171, 6. Turning Twenty quilt top, 7. turning twenty baby quilt, 8. quilt, 9. amy butler doing turning 20, plus some, 10. Turning Twenty Quilt, 11. Elissa's Quilt - Finished, 12. Turning 16 Rocks
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

I've been obsessed with making one for some time now. Following this pattern, I'll have a nice big quilt that really showcases my fabrics and uses just 20(or 12, or 16) fat quarters to their full potential...nearly no waste at all the way the FQ are cut. And I love that it uses large cuts of the fabric to really show off a print. I'm so excited to try it!

I've been waiting a month for the pattern to come in at my local quilt shop. Yeah, I could have ordered it online and received it within a week, but I really do want to support the shop as much as I can, so I waited.

Now that the pattern has arrived, I'll be using some fabulous Heather Ross fabrics called Mendocino to make this quilt. I bought these from this Etsy seller(the local shop doesn't carry them). I am in love love love with this pattern and the way these fabrics feel. Rather than 20 different fabrics, I'm using 10 half yards that I'll cut down into FQs, so I'll have a repeat. I wanted to use as much of this fabric as possible in the quilt...the gold & solid orange are the only fabrics that aren't part of the line....debating which of those to use...If this quilt turns out well....and I have high hopes that it will...I would really like to have it professionally quilted.

I'll continue to post as it progresses!


Shannon said...

I love that fabric more every time I see it. I hope your quilt turns out beautifully. :)

Mitzi Tomlin said...

Thank you for including my TT in your post! (first row, middle quilt) I have a flickr group just for Turning Twenty quilts! Search for groups Turning Twenty quilt pattern. I would love for you to join and post your quilt.
Mitzi aka Buffmama