Welcome to the Peace Quilt Blog Hop. Today is my turn to showcase Rene’s Peace quilt pattern.
My friend Rene‘ asked me to test her Peace Quilt pattern, which includes instructions for three sizes. I chose to make the smallest size, which is a 30″ square.
Rene’ did an excellent job writing out the pattern, and providing a chart for laying out the squares in the peace sign shape. The most challenging part for me was following the instructions very closely so I got the layout correct. At first, I had it wrong, but you can’t tell from my progress picture below. (I was actually missing a column on each side.) I noticed it when I started sewing the columns together, which was easy to fix by referring to Rene’s peace sign grid, and remaining the extra strips and squares I had leftover from the cutting steps. LOL!
I had fun choosing fabrics for the squares, which all came from my stash of Anna Maria Horner scraps. I still have a nice bin of fabric scraps, so I would love to make more projects like this, since this was a great way to use scraps. I used a pale yellow solid fabric for the background to provide the most contrast with the squares making up the peace sign.
As part of her blog hop, Rene’ is giving away a copy of her Peace Baby quilt pattern to my readers. Leave a comment by 6pm Thursday, January 31 to win your copy.
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21 thoughts on “Peace Quilt Blog Hop and A Pattern Giveaway-Closed”
I like your colorful peace quilt. My niece would drool over it.
Great pattern to showcase your AMH fabrics and the pale yellow is a nice color. I never thought to use that shade before.
Thanks Sara! I really didn’t want to use a harsh white, so the pale yellow seemed like a softer alternative. For some reason, I had a big enough piece in my stash, so it worked out perfectly. I love how it contrasts with the colorful variety of squares.
I just knew you’d use AMH fabrics and make them look great! I never know how to use them, but I love everything you do with them. 🙂 I guess you need an 8-year-old at your house to help with the layout, too. LOL! Great job, Terri. It will be a fun one to have at your house!
Thanks Stephanie! Yes, I did need a helper to get the layout of the squares right the first time! I just need to learn to stick to the directions, so that grid was super helpful!
Hi Terri! I’m so happy to see you sewing! That is a wonderful quilt and you have there great collection of fabrics! x Teje
Way to make your AMH fabrics shine! Rene’s pattern was a lot of fun and I’ve loved seeing everyone’s fabric selections.
I would love to win a copy of the pattern.
All of these quilts in the bloghop are so great. I love looking at all the different fabrics and ways that you have all made them look so different. My daughter loves these peace signs. Great job!
Love the color combination! Would love to win the pattern.
Wow, this is a great fun design and so universal. Your friend Rene has chosen a winner with this pattern. Love your colour choices too.
love to win thanks
What a wonderful pattern and so many lovely versions of it!
The AMH fabrics are awesome, and I love the pale yellow too. The quilt looks cute and warm.
Terri, I love how the Anna Maria Horner fabrics look in your peace sign! The soft yellow background fabric is a perfect backdrop to these rich, gorgeous prints! Fabulous quilt!!! Can’t wait to see how you quilt it!
Very nice, and the fabrics as well http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com
I love your AMH version, especially the pale yellow background. Really beautiful. How are you going to quilt it?
Terri – I love your Peace quilt…the pale yellow really sets off your beautiful prints!! Any ideas on how you are going to quilt it?
Love these peace patterns. Takes me way back to mypeaceful days
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