I made so much progress on my coin quilt piece-along over the weekend! Originally, I was going to use the pattern from the Moda Bake Shop for their stacked coins quilt, but since I didn’t start with 5″ charm squares, I ended up cutting my coins a different size. I guess that means I made up this pattern myself!
I used the fabrics from the Bell Bottom collection by Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom Fabrics. Here are the coin strips sewn together:
I sewed the coin strips together with the white sashing in between, and here is the finished quilt top!
I really love how it turned out! It measures about 48″ x 67″, which will be a great size for my 5’5″ height.
I ordered fabric for the backing, which I’m waiting to be delivered. In the meantime, I better start practicing my quilting skills.
Are you participating in the 2009 coin quilt piece-along? I have been enjoying seeing all the finished coin quilts as well as the process others are making toward finishing their versions.
I wasn’t sure if I would have time to participate, but I really wanted to. I often have too many irons in the fire and then have an anxiety attack when I realize I don’t have enough time to finish everything, which takes the fun out of it! I know, I need to relax and slow down!
I decided to quit worrying and just go for it, so cut up my coins on Friday night.
I am using the coin quilt pattern from the Moda Bake Shop. I cut ten fat quarters into 5″ strips, and then into 3.5″ coins. Easy peasy. Then I laid them into five rows of 22 coins.
I am using fabrics from the Bell Bottoms collection by Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom, which make me think of the beach because of the bright, tropical colors. I love each and every one of the Sis Boom fabric designs (especially the new Flower Power collection), and just discovered Jennifer has a shop where you can order finished goods too! I have been savoring these fabrics for a long time, and now I’m happy I saved them for just the right project.
I finished my next project for my design class, so I will be sewing all day on Sunday – yippee! Stay tuned for the quilt progress…