Ampersand

When I began quilting, I was a strictly-yardage type of sewer.  Then I bought my first charm pack and everything changed.  So when the chance arose to play with some Moda pre-cuts, I jumped at the opportunity.

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I received a charm pack and fat eighth bundle from of the new Noteworthy line by Sweetwater, which features a great text print complemented by sketches and doodles, so a typographically themed quilt seemed like a natural fit.

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One of the nice things about pre-cuts is that, well, they’re already cut, and I wanted to emphasize this feature by minimizing the amount of additional cutting I did for the finished project. I decided to use the charm pack to make a patchwork panel from which I cut the large ampersand appliqué.

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For the back, I took my inspiration from lined notebook paper, piecing fat eighths into wide stripes with a skinny pink line to set off the “margin.” I used additional fat eights to create a scrappy binding that I think complements the patchwork of the appliqué.

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I’m currently writing the pattern for the quilt top and some matching pillows. I hope publish it and a couple others later this spring, so keep your eyes on this space for further details!

Many thanks to Moda for their generosity, and thank you, readers, for stopping by to share with me!

I’m linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and, later this week, with Finish-it-up-Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.  Thanks, Heather, Megan, and Amanda Jean for hosting!

10 thoughts on “Ampersand

  1. Thanks, everyone! I think it’s kind of impossible not to love the ampersand–it has so much personality, which changes depending on the typeface. I’m glad you all share my enthusiasm for it!

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