Monday, May 28, 2018

5th Grade Quilt Revealed!

Here it is - a smaller version of the 5th Grade Quilt from the Precut Primer (affiliate link), my May Book of the Month choice.

5th Grade Quilt, small version, from a Precut Primer

5th Grade Quilt from a Precut Primer

My version features hand picked/hand cut 2 1/2" strips, and a very soft, buttery yellow background.

hand picked fabric to cut into strips

The initial 10 blocks were cut for chain piecing,

fabric organized for chain piecing

and assembled in around 3 hours. 

5th Grade quilt blocks from the Precut Primer

With the addition of big yellow background squares, I had a 44" x 44" quilt top in no time!

5th Grade Quilt, small version, from Precut Primer

And the quilting - gorgeous! Using rulers and my freehand skills, the quilting design complements the geometric lines of the piecing beautifully.

quilting on the 5th Grade quilt

A few more closeups.

star in a block

side setting triangle quilting

5th Grade quilting

I must admit I feel I didn't do the Precut Primer book (affiliate link) justice this month -

there are other 'grades' I'd like to be in. So look for this book to be featured again later in the year - when school will be back in session!!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Your quilting in the background really brings this to life, Susan!

    1. Thanks Yvonne! I really try to make quilting designs that work with the quilt.

  2. Neat - the quilting makes this simple quilt beautiful Susan!

  3. Such a lovely quilt. The negative space shows off your quilting beautifully.

  4. Such a pretty quilt! I love the fabrics and I agree that the ruler work is stunning!

  5. Great quilt! You made it zing. What is the finished size?

  6. That is so pretty - especially the fabulous quilting.

  7. Hi Susan,
    Ooooh those little sailboats on that blue fabric - I just love it. And blue and yellow together - so very nice. Thank you for all the quilting closeups - you know I am PINing them for later. I've got two quilts that have been waiting to be quilted for months because I'm looking for inspiration! You never know where it will be. Happy Memorial Day! ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Great quilt! The quilting makes this sing!

  9. Oh My Gosh...that one is really striking. It could easily br a baby boy quilt! Love it!

  10. This is gorgeous! Those blue and yellows are fabulous and your quilting just makes the whole thing shine. Thanks for linking to TGIFF this week :)


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