The Lovely Hunt Quilt (and confronting scary things)

I am running a little behind on . . . everything (it's spring break here!) but I wanted to share a little more about my version of my Sadie Quilt pattern.

The Sadie Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

Making this quilt was super special to me for a couple of different reasons. One is that it was turning this quilt, which I made during a time when I was going through some tough things, into a pattern to share with all of you. That turned out to be really wonderful and therapeutic.

The second is that it used some long-hoarded Lizzy House fabric. I love her fabric and she isn't releasing new collections, so that was scary for me. It really made me confront that I am a little bit of a hoarder when it comes to my fabric stash. That fabric isn't doing any good sitting on a shelf, but it was so hard to cut into.



The Sadie Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

It was also so much fun to work with fabric that I love so much and it has really motivated me to sew with my stash. Of course that is easier said than done - I have been collecting quilting fabric for about 9 years and it will probably take me about 90 to sew through all of it - but I have a little less fear now.

The Sadie Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

When I decided to use The Lovely Hunt for this quilt, I knew I wanted to do something rainbow-y and I am so pleased with how it turned out. It's more of a grownup rainbow.

For the quilting, I did my normal "organic" crosshatch which gives the quilt just the best texture. I roughly used the squares in the pattern to space my lines.

The Sadie Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop
The backing is an older Lotta Jansdotter print that I adore and the binding is a dark blue solid.

It is amazing how much emotion a quilt can hold - when I look at this quilt, I feel so much! But isn't that the special thing about quilts? They are more than the time and effort that we put into them.

Finished Size: 59" x 79"
Pattern: The Sadie Quilt
Fabric: The Lovely Hunt by Lizzy House

9 comments

  1. Ooooh, loving that big stitch binding. It looks wonderful!

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  2. I feel ya girl. Totally agree. I'm making a quilt for a friend who got married. So much love is going into that quilt, I'm imagining her using it as I'm making it!

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    1. That is a great way to approach using precious fabrics!

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  3. damn that looks beautiful!! i have never made one before. maybe in the future

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    xoxo <3

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  4. I only recently started quilting my own tops. I have found a crosshatch to be easy and appropriate to a lot of designs, but I was concerned that I wasn't growing as a quilter. Now, seeing this quilt, I feel much better about it. I figure I'll move on when I feel ready, but it really is a great "go-to" design. Thanks for the boost to my morale!!!

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    1. It is a great way to quilt! It has a great texture. The nice thing is that you can vary how close together the lines are and get a very different effect.

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  5. I really like that--Quilts are so much more than the time and effort we put into them!

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