My June Giant Block Quilt

Amalfi June Giant Block Quilt - made using the June Giant Block Tutorial from Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting
This quilt is available for sale in my shop!

I had a goal to post my giant block quilt before the end of June and it is currently about 10pm on June 30th so I am cutting it close, but I made it. The long days are totally throwing me for photo taking - I like to take pictures within about an hour of sunset and the sun is going down after 9pm at our house. I'm too tired to take photos by then!
Amalfi June Giant Block Quilt - made using the June Giant Block Tutorial from Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting
This quilt was quick and it was fun and I loved working with the Amalfi fabrics so much. This is the second quilt I have made with them and I still have some scraps left so it probably won't be the last. 
Amalfi June Giant Block Quilt - made using the June Giant Block Tutorial from Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting
I decided to make the "plus" shapes in the blocks with the darker value fabrics and then use lighter fabrics for the HSTs. I love the details in these prints.
Amalfi June Giant Block Quilt - made using the June Giant Block Tutorial from Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting

The backing fabric was a splurge - this is my favorite print from the collection, in fact I used the other two color ways of this print in the quilt top. The binding fabric was maybe a little bit of a risk because I don't love greens and this shade of green isn't really in any of the fabrics, but I do love THIS particular green and it felt like the right choice. I think it is a Tula Pink solid.
Amalfi June Giant Block Quilt - made using the June Giant Block Tutorial from Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting

I sewed it down with my favorite big stitches. The quilting is (another favorite) "organic" crosshatch.
Amalfi June Giant Block Quilt - made using the June Giant Block Tutorial from Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting
The July Giant Block Tutorial is in the works and will (hopefully) be up and ready to go on Monday. I have generally been writing them ahead of time, but I had a busy month.
Amalfi June Giant Block Quilt - made using the June Giant Block Tutorial from Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting
Amalfi June Giant Block Quilt - made using the June Giant Block Tutorial from Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting

Finished size: 48" x 48"
Tutorial: June Giant Block (24" block)
Backing/Binding: Amalfi Herb Garden and Tula Pink Solid in Cricket
Fabrics: Amalfi by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel Batting: Happy Cloud Cotton Batting 

Side note: I am in the process of adding several finished quilts to my shop for a sample sale. My stash of unused quilts is getting out of control and I need to clear up some space. The prices are pretty low-ish because I basically just want to make sure that they go to someone who will appreciate them. Keep an eye out because I have several more that I will be adding in the next couple weeks!



June Giant Block Tutorial - Part of the Giant Block Tutorial Series at Kitchen Table Quilting June Giant Block Tutorial - Part of the Giant Block Tutorial Series at Kitchen Table Quilting

7 comments

  1. Love the idea of using Big Stitch to sew down the binding! :)

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  2. I love your giant blocks. I recently made one up and it is such a quick satisfying (and effective) finish.
    Your backing on this is just gorgeous, and I think the green binding really works. It's funny sometimes how that thing that shouldn't work really does.
    Anyway. thanks for making these tutorials and being so generous with your knowledge. E

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, I am glad you are enjoying the tutorials!

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  3. As a brand new quilter (and grandma), I've been looking for a picnic quilt pattern that would be easy to master. I absolutely LOVE your giant blocks. Thank you so very much, dear lady, for sharing your beautiful quilts and for taking the time to prepare pdf patterns and offer them absolutely free of charge! May your bobbin always be full! :-)

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