Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Quilt of the Month

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may have seen this quilt when I finished it in October of 2012. This quilt really doesn't have a name. I refer to it as the Charlotte Angotti Orange and Purple Houston Mystery 2001. If you ever get a chance to take a class with Charlotte, go for it! She is a lot of fun. This class was a completely cut out kit, so we spent the day sewing and listening to Charlotte's crazy stories. It only took me eleven more years to finish it, but who's counting?

I love the appearance of curves in this quilt, yet there are no curved pieces or circular seams in it at all. This pattern is called Faceted Jewels and it is by Glad Creations. Here is a link if you are interested in purchasing the quilt pattern.
This shot shows off the tapestry hanging over our bed. The colors in it seem to go with every quilt we have.

A shot without the tapestry. The little controls hanging from our headboard are for our heated mattress pad, one of the world's best inventions, especially this winter here in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts.
A close-up of all the pretty colors.

The backing fabric is seizure-inducing. I got it on super double clearance for $1.99 a yard. Joannie has the rest of the bolt. I think the fabric store was almost willing to pay us to take it. I kind of like it, as long as the lights are off.
For a few more details about this quilt, you can refer back to my original blog post here. There is also a full view shot which shows the pretty border fabric. I bought the border fabric ten years after I took the class, but managed to find a fabulous Phillip Jacobs print that pulled all the colors in the quilt together.

Hope you are having a great weekend! I'm off to a very quilty birthday celebration with Pat and Sally!

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Pugs and kisses,


  1. It's beautiful. I made mine a few years ago. One pattern name is eye fooler.

  2. Heh, my mom and dad swear by their heated mattress pad too! Your quilt is beautiful. The design really moves your eye around the quilt! I don't think the backing is too bad, but it might be a little wilder in person I know!

  3. Beautiful quilt! I have a pug, too.

  4. Was putting clean sheets on my bed today and wondered if you had posted a new quilt on your bed. Nice one! Love the pug pics from the day before too.

  5. Beautiful quilt. I love that you have enough to swap them out monthly. I don't even have one that I've made for my own bed, haha. Working on catching up on blog reading tonight, look forward to seeing more of your recent projects!

  6. What a beauty! Eleven years would be about normal in my sewing room. And I like the backing!

  7. You are not in the eleven year boat by yourself and now you have a beautiful quilt!
    I am sure you were just letting it age like fine wine right?

  8. What a beautiful quilt! I had to giggle about the eleven years....I remember early on making a Eleanor Burns quilt in a day Log Cabin. Piecing took a day...quilting it too a year! Thanks for sharing.
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