My sister and her husband recently celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary. I have been wanting to make them a quilt for awhile now and this was a great occasion to commemorate. They have three little ones, so I decided to make an oversized throw for one-to-five people to share on cold winter evenings (assuming three of those people are kiddles).
My sister is not a fan of traditional quilt blocks with uniform sizes, sashing, borders, etc., so I knew I wanted to do a quilt with an allover pattern. I decided to use the Giggles pattern from Jaybird Quilts using the Super Sidekick Ruler I picked up at last year’s International Quilt Festival and Market.
I dove into my stash and pulled out fabrics with blue, navy, turquoise, and teal. Here are the fabrics I picked:
Penny in Navy (Handcrafted, Alison Glass)
Grove in Blue (Sun Print Grove, Alison Glass)
Arrows in Indigo (Moonlit, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Cotton + Steel)
Netorius in Teal (Netorius, Cotton + Steel)
Static Dot in Indigo (Moonshine, Tula Pink)
Little Town in Blues (Emmy Grace, Bari J)
Tomahawk Stripe in Night (Arizona, April Rhodes)
Visionary in Winter (Shaman, Parson Gray)
Optical Origami in Shine (Urban Mod, AGF)
Nap Sak in Lake (Modern Meadow, Joel Dewberry)
Aztec Ikat in Deepwater (Botanique, Joel Dewberry)
Squared Elements in Teal (Squared Elements, AGF)
I did a scrappy version of the Giggles pattern without a solid break. A few great uses of the Giggles pattern can be found at Hawthorne Threads and Sara Lawson’s Sew Sweetness blog. I used the 6″ diamond shape from the Super Sidekick Ruler and did five pairs of diamonds on the width and 12 diamonds down the height of the quilt. I put together a scrappy back using some of the isosceles trapezoids that I had left over from cutting my diamonds. .
I also used a new quilt label I designed and purchased from Spoonflower, simple, but just what I needed. I really like how it turned out and it was a great stash buster, except I love all those fabrics and will need to get more!
Dimensions: approximately 60″ x 80″
Batting: 100% Cotton
Binding: Navy Kona