Coin Quilt Top

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:

coins sewn together into columns

I sewed the coin strips together with the white sashing in between, and here is the finished quilt top!

my coin 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.

binding fabric(binding fabric)

I ordered fabric for the backing, which I’m waiting to be delivered. In the meantime,  I better start practicing my quilting skills.

Coins In Progress

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.

Coins cut up so far

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…