I am taking part in a QAL that Fat Quarter Shop is sharing today on the Jolly Jabber using the neat Filigree quilt pattern which is a free quilt pattern.I could choose any Art Gallery Fabrics collection for my quilt, the beautiful fabrics I chose was the Art Gallery Fabrics collection called Lavish and Art Gallery Fabrics sent them to me. This was the first time I have ever used their fabrics and I am really impressed with them! AGF uses Pima cotton and the thread count is very 200 and reminds me of batiks.
The fabric collection was WAY out of my comfort zone.......sometimes it is fun to push yourself to try something new and find out you like it! I carefully worked my way through the pattern deciding how I want to mix the prints.
Then it was time to complete the blocks - aren't they wild!
Trimming the blocks to the correct size.
Next it was time to arrange the blocks on my design wall so I made sure I sewed them together correctly.
I decided I wanted to make the quilt a little bigger so I added a 5" border making my quilt 64" x 64.
Since I used some of my backing fabric for the borders, I took the leftover fabrics from the blocks and made a strip piece for my backing. I like it!
I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Aurifil thread. Once again I tried to do big free motion quilting so the quilt would be a little fluffy. It was very, very easy to quilt the AGF fabrics on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.
I can't wait to wash the quilt and see how it looks. I always take my photos before washing the quilt. Our weather has been beautiful and it was fun to take pictures down by the river.
I had enough fabric left to make one of my fabric baskets, I actually showed in a earlier post about photographing your quilt projects.I even took the Filigree quilt to the park but it was around noon and not the best time to take photos.
Be sure to visit the Jolly Jabber to see what AGF collections other quilters have used!
Filigree is a free quilt pattern that is available from Fat Quarter Shop.
Pin this free quilt pattern for later!
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