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Slam Dunk Quilt

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern

I’m so excited to share this quilt with you!   So naturally I took way too many pictures of it and put them all in this post. 

My Ryan has been asking for a basketball quilt ever since I made the football quilt years ago, and finally his basketball quilt dreams came true.  

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

This one was so much fun to make.  The pattern uses straightforward piecing, no templates, no paper piecing, and no tricky seams.  It comes together much faster than you would expect, especially if you chain piece all the block parts at once.  

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

For the orange fabric in my quilt I used Kona Cotton in Carrot.  For the black I used Kona in Charcoal (it appears black without being too harsh), and for the gray background of my quilt I used the Essex Linen Blend in Graphite by Robert Kaufman.  

I had such a hard time deciding on what colors to use for my quilt, but here are a few other variations that I loved.  The grey and black one is still my favorite! 

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern

I ended up quilting this one myself, because I made a last minute change to the pattern and had to re-make the quilt.  It’s a long story for another day….but I ended up really enjoying quilting this one with an all over large stipple pattern. 

It’s easy to get stuck on how to quilt something like this, with large blocks that are a different color than your background fabrics.  I usually recommend choosing a neutral color of thread that matches the majority of your quilt (in this case I used a light gray), and just go for it with an all over pattern.  You won’t notice the quilting as much on the blocks when it’s finished…and it will be finished!!!!!   If you’re extra enthused about quilting you can also do orange in just the basketballs, then go back through and quilt the background with a different thread.  

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Making this quilt gave me nightmares flashbacks of playing high school basketball.  I was super tall (I’m 5’11”), so the coaches thought I must be really good at basketball.  Boy were they wrong!   I don’t think I gained control of noodely arms and legs until my second year of college at least.   I’m pretty sure my 7 year old is already better than I ever was.   

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

This pattern has been in the works for a LONG time…so I’m pretty relieved to have it done and out in the wild!  

The PDF of the Slam Dunk pattern can be found here, or the Paper version can be found here…and if you made it to the end of this really long post, thank you for reading it!   

 

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Boxed Up

Boxed Up Quilt Pattern

I hope you had a great weekend!! 

If you stopped by my shop you might have seen this pattern is finally done for anyone who asked me about it this summer! 

Boxed Up Quilt Pattern

I initially wrote a pattern for this quilt in July for a subscription box, and it’s been on my list to re-write it and stick it in my shop.   I went back and forth on the sizing, and finally decided to make the blocks bigger so you could use fat quarters or layer cake squares, and simplify the design a bit.  

For the life of me I couldn’t decide which sizing I liked better, so the PDF version of this pattern includes the Boxed Up pattern with the large blocks shown above, and also the Flower Box version of this pattern below, with the smaller blocks that I wrote this summer (only in a throw size). 

 So my indecisiveness means you get both patterns in the PDF.  :)

Flower Box Pattern

If you bought a Paper version of Boxed Up and want the PDF of the Flower Box pattern just email me and I’ll send it over. 

Are you confused yet?   Me too. 

Boxed Up Quilt Pattern

Kaitlyn did the quilting on this quilt, and the fabrics are Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt.  

I used my scraps and extra fat quarters to make a scrappy binding with the pretty magenta fabrics. 

Boxed Up Quilt Pattern

I bought some fat quarters of Tula Pink’s Christmas Line Holiday Homies, and I think the large scale prints will be awesome in this pattern, and easy enough I can whip it out before Christmas….maybe. 

Boxed Up Quilt Pattern in Holiday Homies by Tula Pink

The Boxed Up pattern can be found here (or paper version here).  

Have a great week!  

 

 

 

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Shortcake in Hello Jane

Shortcake Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll Friendly

(photo by Holly)

  I’ve been in a funk the past week…the kind where I want to laze around the house and ignore the world.  Then today, the sun was shining bright and all 4 of my kids slept in until 8 o’clock (cue the angel chorus), and I gave the house a good cleaning.  It’s amazing what good sleep, sun, and a freshly cleaned house can do for my soul!  

Anyways…back to the quilt!  

Shortcake Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll Friendly

I absolutely love this quilt so much.  The pattern is Shortcake (found here) and the fabric is a jelly roll of Hello Jane (it comes out in May!).  

I thought maybe this pattern would be too busy for all of these fabrics together, but I ended up really loving it…this one will stay out all summer long.  

Shortcake Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll Friendly

I backed this one with a 108″ wide print from the Story collection for Windham Fabrics.  The backing is crazy simple to piece and yet I love not having to piece it with the wide backings!

Shortcake Quilt, Jelly Roll Friendly

I quilted this one myself, and bound it with my machine binding technique you can find here.  

Shortcake Quilt, Jelly Roll Friendly

Shortcake Quilt, Jelly Roll Friendly

I’m curating April’s Quilters Candy Box!  They do a great job of putting together a fun box full of quilting goodies.

 You can find out more about it here, and I hope you’ll love what I chose! 

Quilters Candy Box

Have a wonderful and hopefully sunny weekend!  

 

 

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