Friday, May 5, 2017

Cotton+Steel Coin Quilt-Top Completed



When I previously posted about the making of this quilt, I may have sounded a little unenthused about this project being that I was using Cotton+Steel scraps that I have already used on many other quilts and was tired of seeing them and longing to work with some fresh new scraps.  I did admit that I after laying the fabric strips next to the sashing I was beginning to come around.  I absolutely love this pattern which is based on the Melissa Corry's Sugar Pop N Change quilt pattern found here: and the quilt made by Kats Craft here:


My block dimensions are different because I wanted to use the 2"x3-1/2" rectangles that I previously cut for another project and soon dropped because I liked this pattern more.  Here are my pattern stats:

Quilt Size:  60" X 75"
Block Size:  15" Finished, twenty blocks total
Block Construction:  Three strips of 10 rectangles 2" x 3-1/2"(cut) with four 2"x 15-1/2"(cut) strips.

Once the rectangles were sewn together and the sashing cut, this quilt sewed together so nice and fast. Did I mention how much I love this pattern? I would make this pattern again but with different fabric scraps, please. I really need to make a quilt with new Cotton + Steel fabrics so new scraps can be made.

I haven't included an update to my Minus 100 Yard Challenge lately so I am happy to say I haven't purchased any new fabric since my buying spree during the first week in April so I'm almost been fasting for a month.  I will admit that I did receive some lovely fabric for my wedding anniversary, thank you 43 years, which doesn't count because I thoughtfully included a rule that gifts of fabric do not count.  And guess what I'll be getting for Mother's Day.

Minus 100 Yard Challenge YTD Total:        -53.75 yards   

Last, but not least, this is Week 3 of the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop in which I am a member of the Better Blogger Bees. I am having the best time meeting fellow quilters on this Blog Hop and am amazed at the creativity and talent I am seeing.  Please be sure to check out these links to meet some new and some familiar quilt bloggers and also to enter a drawing for some great prizes: Better Blogger BeesBlooming Quilters and Let's Bee Quilt'n.   

Linking up with:  Crazy Mom's Quilts Finish It Up Friday, Busy Hands Quilts: Finish or Not Friday
and Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Can I Get A Whoop Whoop

19 comments :

  1. Great quilt. I must admit I'm not a great fan of Cotton and Steel but they do look great in this quilt. xx

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    1. Thanks Gina. I really love this pattern and it's wonderful for scrap quilts. I looking forward to making another quilt with this pattern with the other scraps I have.

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  2. What a fantastic quilt! This will be great for using up some of my scraps. I'll definitely be saving these instructions. Thank you for sharing them.
    Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Glad you like the quilt, it's very easy. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  3. That quilt is lovely! What a pretty way to use those scraps. I just might have to copy you with some of my fabrics. :)

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    1. Hi Jen, thanks for your kind words. This quilt was fun and great for the scraps. Be sure to share your quilt.

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  4. A great quilt! Your c&s fabrics look wonderful teamed up with the white sashing!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Fun quilt to make and I normally don't like to use white but it worked out perfectly.

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  5. So very pretty. I am glad you decided to use your scraps. They make a gorgeous quilt.

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    1. Thanks Pretti. I do like to use scraps or a lot of different fabrics for my quilt, the more the merrier.

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  6. What a fabulous quilt Rose! You find the best Scrappy patterns! This one is definitely going on my 'to-do' list! And it will be a quick make- something I also definitely need after all the curves, hand piecing and complicated patterns I've been working on!

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    1. Thanks Susan! I had originally cut the rectangles for Jen Kingwell's Bonnie Lass pattern but as soon as I saw the quilt made by Kats Craft using her C+S scraps I had to make one also. The Sugar Pop & Pattern can be adjusted to fit your scrap size and of course to make it easier I made sure the number of rectangles I used for each row was an even number to make the sewing faster. I agree, sometimes after working complicated patterns and piecing like you do brilliantly, it's good to take a break by sewing an easy pattern. I'm still in this frame of mind after doing Gypsy Wife which I may never recover from doing.

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    2. It is far nicer than Bonny Lass, and as far nicer than the original too! I am almost ready to start an easy one like this.. I just need to decide whether to make it super scrappy, or maybe use my ever growing stash of C&S. In the meantime I have pinned it for future reference!

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  7. Your quilt is so nice! I love the colors. What a great way to use up scraps. Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Wendy. I was very lucky to have been inspired by a quilt made like this with C+S fabrics and just happened to have the rectangles cut already and had the sashing fabric in my stash. It was just meant to be. Now I have to figure out how to quilt it.

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  8. OMG I love your thoughtful rules for your challenge. LOLOL I scored some super sweet deals at Connecting Threads' sale a week or so ago. That quilt is terrific! It would be a great one for scraps and for H2H...you may have tossed a squirrel my way...

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  9. Thanks Sandra! Would you believe after I read your post I went to shop at Connecting Threads and already have somethings in my cart. When will you be receiving your affiliate link? I can hold off placing my order until then.

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  10. Great quilt! You are making progress on your reduction plan. I have slowed down this week, but hope to be quilting again next week.

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    1. Hi Kathleen! Thanks. My reduction plan was once up to 71 yards but I indulged when the Quilt Show was in town with a purchase of 40 yards. . Working my way back up. Thank goodness for Mother's Day and my birthday next month. I hope you get some quilting done next week.

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