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Oct 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Water Pitcher Collection Quilt

Oct 26, 2012
Pin It I've finished the Water Pitcher Quilt - and just in time for Blogger's Quilt Festival! Welcome to anyone who's come from BQF I haven't met before. I'm showing my latest finish today. Although this is a small quilt, I've been working on it a long time since each block became a pattern.

Here is a picture of my inspiration for this quilt. This collection of water pitchers is in my dining room and I love their timeless-ness and elegance. With my new found love of creating my own paper piecing patterns, I decided to create a series of quilt blocks.

 The first Water Pitcher block is my favorite. I like how the octagonal shape imitates the circular shape of the real thing. And this is where I decided each block should have a two-toned pitcher if possible.

My FMQ on this quilt is typical of how I operate. Usually a "wing-it" philosophy that gets me in trouble now and again. I am usually limited in how much time I have to sew, so instead of researching how exactly I should quilt this, I sat down to "get 'er done". Here's what I came up with.

I am hanging this quilt on a small quilt rack my hubby made for me in our entry hallway. To use the shelf/rack, the quilt can be no bigger than 32", so I simply had to sash these 12" blocks to make the whole thing fit. I think keeping it simple in this case was just fine though since each pitcher block is so intricate.
This quilt is cheery and makes me happy!

If you would like to make your own version of these blocks, they are all available as patterns both in my shop and on Craftsy.

You can purchase ALL four Water Pitcher blocks together and save $.
I've bundled all 4 patterns into one PDF for $7.50.
Individually the blocks are $2.95 each (except Water Pitcher #2 (yellow) - which is FREE on Craftsy).
water pitcher block patterns are available here and here
water pitcher #2 (yellow) is a FREE download available only at Craftsy here (FREE!)

Quilt Stats:
Name: Water Pitcher Collection
Size: 30" x 36"
Special Techniques Used:  Paper Piecing
Design: Water Pitcher Blocks #1-4 by Me
Fabrics:  Kona PFD and Kona Bone; Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt (pink); Sweet Pickins' by Darlene Zimmerman (yellow); Feedsack by Sara Morgan (blue); green is unknown from my stash
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: Me
Best Category:  Wall Hanging, Home Machine Quilted Quilt

Thanks for visiting and now I should get over to BQF to see all the inspiration!
Amy's Creative Side
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  1. Beautiful, Anne-Marie! It's got a great fresh, yet classic feel.

  2. AnneMarie, I love this wall hanging, it's so creative.

  3. The simple elegance of this wall hanging is divine and I love the two tone effect. Happy quilting Sue SA

  4. Love this quilt. It's so simple and crisp. Just beautiful. I might make one to hang in my kitchen.

    I'm intrigued that you create your own paper piecing patterns. How do you do it? Do you use a special computer program? I've got ideas buzzing around in my head, and I'd like to make my own, but I'm stumped. Any advice?

  5. Lovely! Great work translating inspiration to fabric.

  6. This is really neat, AnneMarie. You used EQ for designing the paper patterns? I really need to think about trying that program out! This quilt has such a classic, vintage kind of feel, so pretty :)

  7. Very cute, AnneMarie! Love the inspiration!


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