Podcast Interview on Make and Decorate

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Guys! My friend Stephanie Socha has a great Podcast called Make and Decorate. Stephanie asked me awhile back if I would like to be on her podcast and between feelings of doubt that I could do it and general scaredness I said yes. 2019 is my year of doing things that scare me and trying new things even if they seem scary (disclaimer: most aren’t).

Well let me tell you Stephanie made it so fun and easy to chat with and we had a blast!!

You can go and listen to my episode, and see the show notes. All her other awesome episodes are such a great listen as well. Plus she has a discount code for my etsy shop in the show notes!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Floored Quilt

I thought we would take a look at my Floored Quilt Pattern and all the variations you can use the pattern for.

You can find my Floored Quilt Pattern in PDF format in my etsy shop.  The pattern is for a 60″ x 72″ throw quilt. All the fabric requirements for the quilt are for the throw size with a selection of roughly 5 fabrics being the standard. Because of the nature of the quilt makes it customizable I also have included the fabric requirements for each medallion and X in the pattern. So you can make it larger or smaller to give it your own flare. I have made it with all the medallions a different fabric and the X’s scrappy, all the medallions different with the X’s all the same, Ombre Medallions with all the X’s the same, and a set amount of fabric (fabric line of 9) with all the X’s the same. I feel like there could be several more combos in there I haven’t tried yet.

I have also experimented with size, a king size, the throw size, and a crib size.

I hope you get inspired by all the different versions there are and make one for yourself or a friend.

This black and white version is almost King size, measuring 96″ square. I made it for my queen guest bedroom. I like oversized quilts or comforters, so on a small bed I will almost always make or buy a bigger than normal size.  It has yet to be quilted.. ahem. I used a low volume white, gray, and black only, fabric for each of the medallions, with one medallion being a pale yellow liberty print (towards the top right). The X”s are all Kona black.

In the above picture is just this quilt top. The picture below is after it’s been quilted and the picture you find on the cover of the pattern.

I used the Art Gallery Fabric Bundle Campsite for this quilt. I bought extra yardage of the marshmallow on sticks fabric from the line for the X’s. This line had 9 fabrics plus the marshmallow. I added the orangy print with white stars from the Cotton and Steel Print Shop line. The 9th fabric from the line is what it is bound in. This leaves 9 medallion fabrics.  5-7 Medallion fabrics would be more the norm for this mix of patterns. I horizontal straight line quilted it and backed it in a cream with orange polka dot fabric by Denyse Schmidt.

This throw sized ombre floored quilt was a lot of fun to make. I was pulling solids for something else and kinda got to thinking that an ombre sunset would look fun. I used the included coloring sheet to figure out color placement and how to sew it up. I sewed it during a week at a lakehouse in Michigan and took it to the top of a very high dune to get a good picture. That photo at the top of the post has my husband, father-in-law, and son all behind it holding corners in the wind. LOL. They were quite the troopers. But it was worth it to get a picture with the sunset that mimics the colors in the quilt perfectly, or visa versa.

This cutie little crib size quilt , 36″ x 54″, was a recent quilt order and maybe my favorite thus far? I love the color combo so much on it, and the complete scrappy feel. I selected a different fabric for each medallion which means 13 medallion fabrics since parts of medallions are peaking out of the sides. Each X is made of four low volume (in the color scheme) prints. Each low volume print repeats just once in the whole quilt. You could definitely use only one cut of each print but I needed to stay in a certain color range.

I also added a partial plus and partial medallion strip to the top and bottom. This isn’t part of the pattern but could be figured out pretty easily if you wanted. Crib size is a little different which is why I opted to do this.

I quilted it with big loopy quilting which I wasn’t sure would work on this quilt pattern and discovered that it of course works. What was I thinking.

I hope this gives you a nice overview of how your can make this Floored Quilt Pattern in many different ways. You can check out the hashtag #flooredquilt on Instagram for all the awesome tester versions too. They did an awesome job of making unique versions. Please use that hashtag if you have made this quilt as I LOVE to see all the versions. You can always email me picutres too.

To get your own quilt just click on the pattern cover just above and it will take you to my etsy shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!