23 Oct Escape! – new quilt pattern and giveaway #2
I love quilt blocks that make secondary designs. One day earlier this year, I sat down to play around with some quilt designs with the idea of designing a block that made secondary circles. I didn’t like any of the arrangements I came up with, but I kept playing. Somewhere along the line, I drew the Escape block and thought, “Hey, I kind of like that” – no circles, but yes, let’s go with that one instead!
I love the way that one little square “escapes” the rest of the block! Then, when I saw Lotta Jansdotter’s new Follie line, I knew it was perfect for this quilt! Some of the prints in the line are large scale and give the visual effect that the background “escapes” its proper place and jumps into the printed parts of the block.
Maybe it sounds a bit nutty, but these are the things that make me happy 🙂 It also makes me happy that Escape works so well with fat quarters. After all, what is more fun than a beautiful bundle of fat quarters that become a favorite quilt! You can get four Escape blocks from a fat quarter, but I chose to use more fabric and only made two blocks from each fat quarter in the quilt above.
The Escape pattern includes five size from baby to full/queen. The quilt shown is the throw size at 54″ x 74″. Kathy Koch of ThreadBear Quilting did the amazing quilting.
The Fat Quarter Shop has generously agreed to give a fat quarter bundle of Follie to one of my lucky readers – are they amazing or what! To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment. Winter is fast approaching in my neck of the woods, so tell me if you have a favorite winter quilt you are looking forward to snuggling under as the temperatures drop. I’ll pick a winner randomly at the end of the day on Saturday. I’ll be honest and tell you I probably won’t get around to posting the winner until Wednesday, when I get back from Quilt Market, so you’ll need to have a bit of patience. Please, please don’t forget to leave your email address in your comment – you can’t win if I can’t reach you! Good luck!