Friday, May 26, 2017

Stock Market

A few pieces of leftover strip sets have turned into an awesome new quilt pattern - Stock Market!

Stock Market Quilt by QuiltFabrication

A fabulous scrap busting quilt with a modern take on the classic strip quilt. 

Using my technique of pantographs plus custom quilting, 

Stock Market  quilt Hot Cocoa pantograph

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

Stock Market quilt closeup of pantograph and custom quilting

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

Stock Market 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?

Stock Market quilt back

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

Stock Market quilt back closeup

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

Stock Market 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.

Stock Market 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!

Interested in busting your stash of strips? Give Stock Market a try! The pattern comes in two sizes, lap (54" x 77") or twin (70" x 77") with full, detailed instructions for both, including how to easily match angles. The pattern is geared toward the confident beginner/intermediate quilter, comfortable with 45 degree angles. Color choices are unlimited too - wouldn't this look great with black scraps, a grey background, and a red line? Be creative - make it your own!

Happy Quilting!

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