Finished Quilt! Eclipse Pattern take 2


Eclipse quilt by sharon mcconnell using Tula Pink, Carrie Bloodstone and Zen chic fabrics

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Sewtopia, a retreat for quilters and sewers, in Portland, Oregon. One of the projects I took with me to finish is my little Eclipse quilt, and I am so proud to say that I did it!

This little quilt is made from my Eclipse pattern (available to buy here/or in print from quilt shops). I started this quilt as demonstration for a class I taught at my local shop in October, and I kind of can’t believe I finished it so quickly…working it in around my school work and family time.

Eclipse quilt by sharon mcconnell using Tula Pink, Carrie Bloodstone and Zen chic fabrics

The quilting was done by Darby Myers (@quiltedsquid). I asked her to do this all-over circles and swirls pattern to add texture and go along with the round shapes of the piecing, and she did a beautiful job, as usual. I used Hobbs Batting and Aurifil thread for all the piecing. I like that this so different from the original quilt pattern sample…I mixed up the prints rather than keeping like ones together to form full circles, and the dark background is such a dramatic twist.

Eclipse quilt by sharon mcconnell using Tula Pink, Carrie Bloodstone and Zen chic fabrics

My favorite part of this finished quilt, and making it, too, is the fabrics! Choosing colors and prints for a quilt is by far my favorite part, besides designing the pattern…well, I pretty much love the whole process. But the fabrics for this are especially fun! For the circles, I used prints from recent collections by Tula Pink (Free Spirit Fabrics), Carrie Bloomston (Wyndham Fabrics), and Zen Chic (Moda Fabrics). The navy blue background is a basic batik from Hoffman. They have a new division called You + Me, and it’s all gorgeous, modern and really basic batiks.

So fun to have a finish! I have a few more this month I am really excited to finally share, so stay tuned!




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  1. Ruth November 12, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Really like the quilting too -circular swirls is perfect for the lovely curves in the quilt!

  2. Aileen November 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Gorgeous. Love your colours, and the quilting also perfectly compliments the design.

  3. rosa November 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Such a stunning quilt and quilting!

  4. Sharon November 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    This is gorgeous. And yes, the quilting beautifully complements the pattern and fabrics.

  5. Lisa McGriff November 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    This quilt is beautiful! Great job!!!

  6. Micki November 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    awesome quilt. love the dark background – really makes the colors pop.

  7. Carole January 17, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I just found your blog today and I’m kinda in love with your quilts !! You got an eye for color and design that’s for sure.

  8. Teresa singleton May 31, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Would like to purchase a paper pattern. The link to the stores that carry them seems to be broken. Please help!

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