My goals for 2015 include developing patterns and teaching quilting classes. It seems that there is a big call for simple (but not boring) quilts of a manageable size. I have really been enjoying coming up with a couple sweet and simple quilts that use squares, half square triangles, and strip piecing. What one symbol is more contemporary than the hashtag?
There are four different fabrics in this sweet little quilt. The main fabric is Kona cotton and there are three different low volume prints that make up the hashtag symbols.
I chose to quilt this project with a quarter circle arc. This shape resembles the wifi symbol, and therefore connects with the dominant symbol of the hashtag.
In retrospect, I wish I had used a print on the back of the quilt to mix things up a bit. Of course this quilt goes together so easily and looks so cute, I may have to make a few more!
Title: Sweet and Simple Hashtag
Techniques: Machine pieced, Machine Quilted
Quilting: Echoing Quarter Circle Arc pattern done with a walking foot on a Bernina 1008
Fabrics: Kona Cotton and Low Volume Prints
Batting: Warm and White Cotton Batting
Thread: Pieced using Gutermann Mara 100, Quilted with Connecting Threads Essential Cotton Quilting thread in Sangria
Binding: Kona Cotton matching the quilt background, cut on the bias in 2″ wide strips, machine stitched to the front, hand stitched to the back.
I am linking this post up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Show Off Saturday at Sew Can She, and Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts. Please stop by to see all of the lovely work being shared!
JudyFebruary 22, 2015 at 7:25 am
This is awesome! What a fun project for a class, and likely quick enough to have mostly completed during the class? Your quilting choice is perfect too! Beautifully done 🙂
Leanne ParsonsFebruary 22, 2015 at 8:19 am
This is a great pattern for teaching. Simple to piece, but not at all boring! I love that the quilting design is linked to the pieced design.
JasmineFebruary 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm
A great simple quilt! Your quilting is perfect for the project.
RobinSueFebruary 24, 2015 at 12:25 am
Great quilt! I really love the quilting – I’ve been wanting to try the circular pattern – your quarter circle makes it look less daunting.
Maartje QuiltFebruary 24, 2015 at 2:47 am
I love this quilt. Simple but so beautiful!! Lovely fabric choice.
AnitaFebruary 25, 2015 at 1:27 am
Great-looking; love the quilting!
KateFebruary 25, 2015 at 8:19 pm
Fun quilt! The quilting is perfect.
Lorna McMahonFebruary 25, 2015 at 8:34 pm
Such a fun quilt! Love your fabric choices and the layout. How clever to have quilted it along an arc. So suited to the design!
JayneFebruary 26, 2015 at 10:11 am
Love the quilting and the sweet simple design! Red with the low volume prints really make an impact!
Megan NullFebruary 28, 2015 at 8:13 am
Cute, hip, modern, and a manageable. Great job!
AnnMarch 1, 2015 at 5:28 am
It’s a fun quilt, especially with the red. You chose a great quilting design, too. Great job.
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