Marilyn’s Finished Quilt

Oh, I’m in LOVE!

Marilyn (from the UK) sent me this photo of her quilt and the message below:

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Dear Marguerita,

I bought your book Crazy Shortcut Quilts some time ago, and I love it. I have made several quilts using the ideas in it. I now also have your other books Quilt as you go (Reimagined) and Finish almost any quilt (the day before yesterday was my birthday!), and can’t wait to get going.

However, about two years ago after learning your techniques for quilt as you go, I made the quilt in the attached photo. I used a basic block pattern that I saw in a magazine, and adapted the sashing to your methods. I am pleased with it, and recently I posted a photo on a Ravelry forum, and several people there said how much they liked it. As you will see, it is simple, but I think simple quilts can be the most effective sometimes. I hope that you like it.

I found the pattern in a magazine I bought some time ago, called Quilt Mania (no 60). As far as I can judge the magazine is French, although the version I have is in English. All it says about the design I based my quilt on is that it is called “Aussie”, comes straight from Australia, and is a Patchwork Studio design. Their version is not “quilt as you go” of course, I adapted that bit as I said before.

I have no idea where I bought the magazine – sorry! and it is quite old, I think 2007.

Marilyn

First of all, I love the big squares of fabric – it really lets the fabric be the center focus of the quilt (green – my favorite colour!). Second, I love, love, love the dropped shadow effect that the black fabric makes. Most of all, I love that Marilyn figured out how to adapt a pattern she liked to make it quilt-as-you-go. THAT is what the book Finish (almost) Any Quilt is about. You can read more about the book here – or buy it on Amazon here.

Hurray Marilyn and thank you for sharing your gorgeous quilt!!

7 Responses to “Marilyn’s Finished Quilt”

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  1. Judy says:

    That is truly a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing Marilyn and thanks to you Marguerita for posting it.

    • Marguerita says:

      It was SO nice of her to send her quilt pics to me and let me post them. I’m really grateful 🙂

  2. Gene Black says:

    I love this. Marilyn made a wonderful quilt and I am inspired to make a similar one. Thanks to both of you for sharing this.

    • Marguerita says:

      I want one too! Marilyn wrote “Each block is 7.5 inches finished, so the quilt measures approx 60 inches by 67.5 inches.” I need to email her and ask her the pattern name.

  3. Teresa Nance says:

    I love this. I would love to be able to figure out how she did this. I want to make another one using the quilt as you go. Maybe one day I will be able to purchase the book you mentioned.

  4. Trish Peek says:

    Love this quilt and I love simple designs! Would love to know how she did the sashing and the black strips. You inspire us, Marguerita!!

  5. Marguerita says:

    Here’s the info Marilyn sent:

    “I found the pattern in a magazine I bought some time ago, called Quilt Mania (no 60). As far as I can judge the magazine is French, although the version I have is in English. All it says about the design I based my quilt on is that it is called “Aussie”, comes straight from Australia, and is a Patchwork Studio design. Their version is not “quilt as you go” of course, I adapted that bit as I said before.

    I have no idea where I bought the magazine – sorry! and it is quite old, I think 2007.”