Talia Quilt top featuring art gallery fabrics. pattern by Sharon McConnell
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A Finished Quilt Top! Talia

Talia Quilt top featuring art gallery fabrics. pattern by Sharon McConnell

So happy to mark one quilt top off my Work In Progress list: this is my Talia quilt top, made from a pattern I designed  last winter for Hoffman Fabrics (you can download it free Here).

There are some fun options with these blocks that will make different looking quilts, see my previous post for ideas, Click Here.

Talia Quilt top featuring art gallery fabrics. pattern by Sharon McConnell

I made this version of the pattern with fabrics I had in my stash already…lots of pretty pinks and aqua with some dark purple and gray for contrast. The white/gray dot print for the background is from Frances Newcombe’s “Cherie” collection from Art Gallery Fabrics (2014). While I like it a lot, I think if I did it again, I would probably choose a solid white so that the prints and patchwork design show better. The beautiful floral fabric around the edge is by Pat Bravo. I used Aurifil thread for the piecing.

Talia Quilt top featuring art gallery fabrics. pattern by Sharon McConnell

The finished quilt top is 57″ square. I made mine a bit different from the original pattern in that it is smaller, and I also eliminated the tiny half-square triangles on either side of the solid pink and blue squares (this simplifies the piecing tremendously! wish I had thought of this option when I was writing the pattern). I like how this makes the butterfly shape with the squares and the larger floral fabric half-square triangles.

Since I am short on time these days and really want to get this finished, it is heading off to long arm quilter soon!

Have a great week,

Sharon

4 thoughts on “A Finished Quilt Top! Talia

  1. Jacqueline Skarritt says:

    You are simply amazing when it comes to design and color, Sharon. I so look forward to all your new creations!

  2. Mary D says:

    What a difference fabric choice makes in the appeal of a quilt. When I look at the Talia pattern posted on Hoffman Fabrics website it looks nothing like the quilt posted on your website. I see a completely different quilt. I like the bright cheery fabrics of your quilt above.

  3. amy says:

    Do you have any specific instructions about how you changed the pattern for this version? I like the little butterfly shapes too, and was wondering what exactly you did there … since its definitely completely different than in the pattern 🙂

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