Friday, May 26, 2017


A few pieces of leftover strip sets have turned into an awesome new quilt!

Fluctuate Quilt

Introducing Fluctuate, a scrap busting quilt with a modern take on the classic strip quilt. 

Using my technique of pantographs plus custom quilting

Fluctuate quilt Hot Cocoa pantograph

the pretty pantograph, Hot Cocoa, was quilted all over the background, while the orange jagged line has straight line quilting.

Fluctuate quilt closeup of pantograph and custom quilting

And because I like to continue the designs to the edge, matching angled binding completes the quilt.

Fluctuate quilt matching binding

Leftover scrap pieces from the front made a long strip set for the back, helping to make it wider. Doesn't that look great?

Fluctuate quilt back

Here's a closeup to see more of that yummy quilting!

Fluctuate quilt back closeup

A fun fact about the front side of that backing fabric. It actually looks like this:

Fluctuate backing fabric frontside

Rather dated, wouldn't you say? Ah, but the backside was muted, with a grey - green cast and little bits of coral from the flowers.

Fluctuate backing fabric backside

Now a perfect fit with the front of the quilt! By the way, any leftovers of it have gone in the recycle pile - not playing with that fabric again!

Super happy with this great scrap busting quilt - now it's time to snuggle! 

Happy Quilting!

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  1. It turned out just super! Thanks for the free pattern, headed over there now. Have a great weekend Susan!

  2. Hi Susan,
    Ah ha! Now we get to see what that red strip was . . . very cool. I love it. What a great idea with the backing fabric. I seem to do that once in a while by accident . . . and sometimes I just leave it because no one else knows. HAHA ~smile~

  3. I actually said "yes" out loud when I clicked on your post. I love the pattern and the aqua and red together. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us for free :)

  4. Great tip for turning fabric over to mute it, and I love the matched binding. Congratulations on the fun finish!

  5. Great looking quilt, especially LOVE the back too.

  6. What a fun quilt...another winner. Perhaps it merits being entered into the 2018 San Mateo County Fair?

    1. Maybe! We'll have to see next spring what my contenders are.

  7. What a great quilt--totally new take! And that binding--WOW!

  8. I'm impressed with how you combined a panto with the SLQ. Being new to pantographs I can't imagine how you lined everything up. Great job! The quilting is wonderful - I love that texture. And running the design to the edge with the binding, perfect!

  9. Very modern and bright! Love the idea of turning the fabric on the back and the binding is just a wonderful touch! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Catching up on a few posts here and WOW! What a terrific pattern! Love the quilting and LOVE that you used the reverse side of the fabric; haven't done that since doing a lot of Colourwash quilts back in the day...will keep it in mind as I do have lots of fabric from 'back in the day' LOL Paid good money for it, don't want to waste it, need to use it!

    1. Thank you so much Sandra! I'm totally with you - too much fabric from back in the day. But then again, it's fabric, and it can still make a great quilt!

  11. Such a pretty quilt. Love that burst of red in the quilt and the quilting is gorgeous.


  12. A bold, striking design and beautiful quilting as well. Congratulations.


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