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November 7th, 2014

A Quilt Finish! Equally Fancy

by Julie Hirt

I love this line of fabric! It’s called Fancy by Lily Ashbury for Moda. There are so many great stash builders in here.

When I first started quilting I had a jelly roll and didn’t know what to do with it. I liked the look of the rail fence but not the jumbled-ness with all of the fabrics. I realized using white gave it a crisp and clean look that I liked.

The first version I made was back in 2010 and I called it Big Whimsy, it was the 3rd quilt I made.

When I was thinking of ideas for the Bake Shop, I remembered Big Whimsy.  It’s beginner friendly and uses 2 jelly rolls so I put together a quick tutorial.


It’s such a simple, basic block but I really enjoy it.


This is also the first quilt I finished up on my newly acquired longarm.  I was soooo freakin nervous and now I have an overall better feeling for the machine and it’s not so scary.  The pattern I tried is kind of a swirl then echo it a few times, then swirl and echo, repeat.  Eventually I got in the flow and it went fairly well. I love the final texture!


Kind of hard to get pictures of the quilting, but there it is.

Next week I’ll be heading out of town for a few weeks (Bahamas, here we come!) but I do plan on getting quite a few things crossed off my to-do list when I return.



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