Luna Notte Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The fact that the third charm pack made the piano key border without one strip to spare - somebody up there must have been smiling on me that day! (Of course, I could have made a four-patch corner out of leftover sashing or border fabric if I ran out, but didn't.) When I'd finished it I stood back and wished that I'd used a black-based fabric (as on the back) as the sashing between the centre and the piano keys, but never mind! The quilt goes with my furniture, which is cream and terracotta colour, so it lives on the back of a sofa, to protect it from the sun and also from Rupert, my cat, who loves to sit on the backs of the sofas. As it's protecting the sofa near a large window, I imagine it will fade in the course of time (even here in England!), but as most of the colours are quite muted, I don't think it will matter too much. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It would be more economical, especially if wishing to make a slightly larger quilt, to use a layer cake, cut down into four to make 160 x 5-inch squares.

What you will need

  • Moda "Luna Notte" pure cotton charm packs and fabric
  • cotton thread
  • Hobbs polyester wadding

Q&A with patz in suffolk

crb7004 asked:
I love disappearing nine patch and your is just lovely. And I can't believe your free motion quilting. How long have you been doing your owe free motion? It looks so professional? I need a quilt for the back of my couch too. But mine is for a Boston Terrier that love to lay up there and look out the window.
patz in suffolk answered:
I'm quite new to FMQ and I can assure you it doesn't stand up to close scrutiny! I attended an afternoon class at my local quilt shop to learn vermicelli quilting (also called "stippling", I think) and the tutor showed us how to do loops and wiggly lines. If you think of your quilt as the paper and your needle in the machine as the pencil, you just have to move the "paper" rather than the "pencil" and scribble on! I have a lot to learn, but each time it seems to get a little easier.
sfgrrl asked:
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you!
desna asked:
Fabulous.... and the FMQ is superb, I only wish I could do it. Thanks for sharing
patz in suffolk answered:
Of course you can do it, Desna! I think that, by now, you've found that you can! Thank you for your kind comment!
Tanya W. asked:
Very nice, I love the fabric you chose for the backing too.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. Although putting a nice fabric on the back adds to the cost of the project enormously, it would be a pity to "spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar" as they say! I've used Egyptian cotton sheets to back one or two quilts, but it works out nearly as expensive and, of course they are plain, which is all right if it's a bed quilt as you don't look at the back very much, but throws etc need an interesting reverse side.
sewno6373 asked:
Love your quilt , the fabric choices blend well together good luck in the future
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you so much!