Today I'm sharing this Sweet Caroline Throw quilt. I've finally gotten around to taking pictures of this super sweet blue and white quilt!
BOTANICAL BLUE SWEET CAROLINE QUILT
Sweet Caroline is a quick and easy strip pieced quilt made using yardage of medium and dark hues. This quilt is made with the beautiful Botanical Blue collection from Connecting Threads.
THE FLOWER SPRAY QUILTING DESIGN
I quilted this Sweet Caroline quilt with a Flower Spray digital design on my Handi Quilter Fusion with ProStitcher. The design is a beautiful mix of posies and feathers and is available right here.
This beautiful Sweet Caroline quilt is finished off with a navy blue fabric with a tiny white design.
The backing is the medium blue main print from the collection. It's the same print as the navy outer border.
Fabric placement is key to Sweet Caroline, and it's all laid out for you in the pattern. See the three navy squares in the patchwork blocks and how they rotate every other block? That's not random; it's planned. This fabric placement gives the design a whole new look.
Placement of the strips in the stripe blocks is also outlined in the pattern to create the striking outline of the patchwork blocks.
YARDAGE FRIENDLY or JELLY ROLL STRIPS
Sweet Caroline is written with yardage in mind which you will cut into 2-1/2" jelly roll strips. The focus is using medium and dark hues in a single colorway with a soft background color and then setting triangle and border fabrics that pull it all together.
But don't think that more than one colorway doesn't work with Sweet Caroline! Tomorrow I'll show you a version with blues and yellows!
This patchwork quilt ended up so sweet - perfect for a Throw quilt on the sofa or at the end of the bed.
I had so much fun taking pictures of this quilt and just couldn't stop!
Would you believe ... this is taken hanging on my garage door.
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This quilt top was sewn by Alycia of Quilty Girl. I have a crew of sewists who sew quilt tops; quilting and binding were done by yours truly.
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