My January Giant Block Quilt

I have been enjoying the emails and social media posts of your January Giant Blocks and I wanted to share mine before February sneaks up on us!
January Giant Block Quilt
Yes, that is my dog's tail in the bottom left of the photo. She wasn't interested in moving.

For my quilt I used Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids in Spearmint, Turf, Nite, Malibu, Soft White, and Fog
January Giant Block Quilt
There are different things that I like about different brands of solid fabrics, but Cotton Couture is awesome. Particularly I think that they make the best blues and green and they are my number one favorite choice for binding quilts.
January Giant Block Quilt
My quilt is a little bit a variation on the version in the tutorial, but instead of cutting corner and side triangles, I made some partial quilt blocks. 
January Giant Block Quilt
I used my "go to" quilting - a randomly spaced grid with straight-ish lines, just a little more dense than what I usually do. There are lots of fancy quilting designs out there, but I love the texture this gives the quilt. And I love not having to mark any lines!
January Giant Block Quilt
The backing is a Sarah Jane flannel (pre-washed!) and it is wonderfully soft. I stitched the binding onto the back of the quilt with my usual big stitch method.
January Giant Block Quilt
I was pretty lucky to get a few minutes of sunshine for the photos at the top of the post because this was the first attempt - it has been crazy rainy/dark/windy lately and that does not work well for quilt photos!
January Giant Block Quilt
I am prepping the tutorial for the February block right now, so stay tuned!

Finished size: 68" x 68"
Fabric: Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Spearmint, Turf, Nite, Malibu, Soft White, and Fog

11 comments

  1. This quilt is fabulous! All of my favorite things: solids, blues & greens, and what I like to call organic crosshatch quilting. It's beautiful. I need to carve some time out to make one of my own!

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    1. Thanks! You should definitely make one of your own!

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  2. Oh, I really like this! The colors and the quilting are great, and I bet with a flannel backing, it is so cozy! Just curious, why is Cotton Couture your go to for binding? I struggle with binding, so any help I can get is nice :-)

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    1. I guess I should have mentioned why I like it! I like to use it as my binding fabric because it is thinner than most other solids and (for me at least) that makes it easier to make the corners nice and sharp.

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this block and this pattern! Excited for the next block - I am a big block kinda gal! Thanks you so much for these patterns.

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    1. Thanks! Me too, I have had a hard time narrowing down what to do for the next block but I hope everyone loves it!

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  4. I love this. What a wonderful quilt. Pretty colors

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  5. I love this quilt, any more advice you can tell us about how you did The setting triangles?

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  6. I love the quilting on your quilt. Your quilt is a great finish x

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  7. Love the colors and look of this quilt. Gorgeous ! Would you happen to have total fabric yardage amounts listed anywhere to make it with the 24” blocks ?

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