Simple Patchwork Quilt with Pom Pom Binding

Simple Patchwork Quilt with Pom Pom Binding 

Ever feel like making something simple for a gift, yourself or to break out of a lost sewjo rut? 

I was really struggling a few months ago. I love quilting for the monotony, but also sometimes despise quilting because of the monotony. Usually to get out of a rut I organize my stash, but that wasn't cutting it. Cue the Community fabrics by Citrus & Mint Designs for Riley Blake I had received a while ago and just couldn't come up with the right design for. 

 

Sometimes the lack of indecision is the cause of my lost sewjo. I am always juggling so many projects that I can feel a little burnt out.  I knew I had a project tour coming up for it, but just couldn't find the right project. 

When organizing my fabric I found the fabrics I had received and thought a long time about what pattern was perfect. Endless scrolling on Instagram and Pinterest came up with very little. The fabrics are so cute, and I love that the prints feature an inclusive and expansive community on them, so I knew I didn't want to cut them up too small. 

I ended up settling on a simple patchwork design. I used a total of (64) 6" squares from a total of 22 fat quarters. I cut (1) 6" WOF from each fat quarter, paying attention to directional prints and cutting along the length of fabric when needed to preserve the print. Then sub-cut (3) 6" squares from that.  

I replaced, 6 squares with heart shaped blocks using Cluck Cluck Sews Pattern 4" (actually 4.5” unfinished) heart block pattern. I added an additional (2) 1.25"x4.5" to the top and bottom of my heart block and then (2) 1.25"x6" background fabrics to the right and left of my heart block to create a 6"x6" block. 

I pieced the quilt in columns and pressed odd columns up and even column seams down, so the seams would lock. I basted and free motion quilted it. I am still trying to get better at this :) . 

 

To finish the quilt and extra flair I used the Pom Pom Binding Tutorial by Suzy Quilts. Check out the little reel I put together of finishing the quilt.

 

 

These are the Pom Poms I used. This is an affiliate link and if you purchase pom poms through this link I may receive a small portion from the sale.

 

Didn't the quilt turn out terrific? Just the right amount of flair and a new technique for adding flair to the binding that broke me right out of my sewing rut!

I used a simple white background from Riley Blake's Basic collection by Chris the Tattooed Quilter called Blossoms in white. 

 Check out my sweet Millie girl and my Jibberwhopper boy enjoying the quilt on a lazy Sunday.