Friday, February 14, 2014

Quilt Pattern : Snow Tires

 Happy Friday!

It's been pretty cold here as we've had snow and other fun winter weather (ice!) this week! 

I have to admit that I was a little excited to see snow in the forecast so that I could snap some photos of my newest quilt (and pattern!) - Snow Tires

This quilt is a nice sized lap quilt at 52" x 68" and is an easy quilt to put together!

It's a perfect stash busting quilt, but it would look great from a single collection of prints as well! 

I was inspired by an antique quilt I saw in a movie.  I quickly drew up the pattern - minus the totally unnecessary y-seams that the original quilt used. The more I worked on it the more I loved it! 

I've been sneaking peeks of this one on Instagram for several weeks.  For those of you who know me, this is not my typical color scheme, but I really love how this turned out - bold and spicy like a good chili on a snowy evening.   

I quilted this one with a concentric circle spiral pattern on my Bernina 710.  It was also the first time I tried spray basting.  I am a fan.  I've spray basted two more quilts since!  

The fabrics are a mix of all kinds of prints and designers.  And many of the tire centers are charm squares from a rainbow charm swap I participated in quite awhile ago.  

The backing is a combination of Flea Market Fancy and Chicopee, both from Denyse Schmidt.  And I used Bella Boysenberry for the binding (the same as the background blocks). 

Have I mentioned I really love this quilt!?

The pattern is now available as a PDF download in our shop.  If you make one, I'd love to see it!  Please share the link, send us an email, or tag me on Instagram (@sewlux) with #snowtiresquilt.

Happy Sewing!  :-) 


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