broken V quilt with Free Spirit Fabrics, pattern by Christa Quilts
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Broken V Quilt, A Finished Top!

broken V quilt with Free Spirit Fabrics, pattern by Christa Quilts

Last week my quilt in progress was the Broken V quilt, still in pieces and playing around with the layout of the fabrics. Since then I have managed to sew up the quilt top and even get it basted! So excited to quilt this one.

I am pretty proud that I finally used some of my precious stash of Alison Glass fabrics for this one, as well as prints left from from my baby Dutch Windmill (also a stash quilt! feels good to use some of what I have). For the back, I sewed together several fat quarters and fat eighths of Alison’s large scale floral panel prints from her collection, “Field Day” (Andover fabrics, 2014). Great way to use those prints.

broken V quilt with Free Spirit Fabrics, pattern by Christa Quilts

This quilt is a small version of the Broken V pattern, which you can find in Christa Watson‘s brand new book, which is available for pre-order on Amazon, and is expected in stores next month. I chose this pattern because I like that it is so different in style than what I usually  make. Christa is very talented at designing modern quilts. She used all solids for her quilt, but of course it is much more “me” to do it in bright colors and prints.

Now I need to study Christa’s book a bit more and decide how to quilt this up! I admit that FMQ is very intimidating to me, but I’m determined to learn a bit from this book.

By the way, that cute little black bundle up there (yes, she posed there all by herself) is my new puppy, Emma. Between keeping track of her antics, giving Cleo plenty of love, and having kids home on summer break, sewing time has been less, but we are having lots of fun!


5 thoughts on “Broken V Quilt, A Finished Top!

  1. Karen says:

    Great fabric choices.

  2. ChristaQuilts says:

    This is so fabulous!!

  3. Beth Arcuri says:

    I love this quilt! I would have loved to have seen how you put together your back. I’m about to do my first back trying to piece it together from larger cuts and it’s intimidating me a bit. I sure will be happy to get my first quilt done, though! I love this pattern that you used because the different designer fabrics in it all get to shine. Your choices are just beautiful!

  4. Brianna says:

    I really like this pattern! Just go for the free-motion, like anything, it gets easier with practice. And cute little puppy 🙂

  5. Ruth says:

    Love Emma she is gorgeous and makes a great quilt model!

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