Love a challenge!! aka burrito quilts!


Ohhhh these girlies! This is a tradition I am loving! This darling designer Vanessa Christenson has such a giving heart and a wonderfully creative spirit!

Her latest fabric line is called Color Theory. and at Fall Quilt Market last year, she gave all of us in this group a mini charm pack.

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Once again, like last year, we challenged each other to post a project on Valentine's Day using that sweet little charm pack!!!

And here's my finished project!!

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This is a wonderful quilt (burrito-sized…meaning you can wrap yourself in it like a burrito) using just the charm pack and a set of Vanessa's ombre yardage. 

I'll be posting a pattern for this within the next 48 hours! (I have some clothes sewing I want to get done today! My valentine's gift to myself!) But I'll tell you it's super easy to put together!

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I actually didn't fuss too much about placement. It was easy to match the lighter strips/squares of the ombre to each other and the darker together. I wasn't going to cut to match…using a design board made it super easy!

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And using a Bella Solid grey as my irish chain pieces to go with the color theory charm pack made it all come together very well!!

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I did cheat a little and use pieces of this awesome fabric that my friend Stephanie got me at Quilt Festival last year. This adds a bit more of me in it…SHEEP!!! I'm tempted to put sheep into every quilt I make! (kinda like a where's waldo element! LOL!!) 

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I also used it in the corner blocks. This sheep fabric is from Cloud9. 

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I did have leftovers from the mini charm pack…so I added it to the back…

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Here are some other shots….

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(I love the border quilting! It makes me think of the Hobbit since I was listening to that on while sewing it!)

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I'll post links to everyone's projects when I post the pattern!! 🙂

and hey! go buy all the color theory over at Julie's store, the Intrepid Thread!!

I hope you are having a blissful Valentine's day as I am!!!



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