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Day to Night Glitz

For Quiltcon, the Modern Quilt Guild issued a Michael Miller fabric challenge. These were the Fat Eighths I received to use. I added the white cotton couture fabric as my back ground fabric.
Fabric Challenge

Inspired by this monument in Portugal, I came up with a minimal design using triangles that are slightly off-kilter.


I modified this design a little more, removing one set of the triangles. I wanted to use the fabrics in an ombre nature, representing a day to night time lapsed effect.

Note: I discussed the creation of this design in this previous post.


I created a paper-piecing pattern to get that slight off-kilter look to the triangles. This quilt has a lot of negative space, so I knew that the quilting was going to be a key element of this design.

For the triangles, I used matchstick quilting (~1/8″ lines) following the direction of each side of the triangles. There are 12 lines per direction.


In the negative space 1/2″ quilting straight lines were used. I echoed the triangles along the width of the triangles and then radiated horizontally to the edge. The quilting definitely completes the quilt.

Tip: Use the rough blue painters tape (it sticks best) to keep your lines in check.

On the back, I used some of red, orange and yellow Michael Miller cotton couture. These represent the sunset and shimmers through to the front. I wanted the binding to be part of the design. I used a small piece of the black print at the top to continue the day to night look and the rest of the binding is the Flight in Gold print from Brambleberry Ridge line by Violet Craft.


I was so thankful for my husband photographing my final quilt, which I submitted like 20 minutes before the deadline….it was a little stressful. I am so happy though I completed the challenge.


Name: Day to Night Glitz
Designed by me
Fabric:  Michael Miller Glitz and Cotton Couture Solids
Dimensions: ~50 x 50″
Quilted: Straight line and Matchstick quilting techniques, Aurifil #2021 and #2692 50 wt

Linking up to Amanda Jean’s Finish it Up Friday over @ Crazy Mom Quilts.

Road 15 Postage Stamp Pillow

I hope you all had a good weekend. Even though we had 4 boys (all 6 years old) camp over last night, I managed to finish the Road 15 postage stamp pillow. I am so pleased with the finish – most of the squares are  lined up, and I love the straight lined quilting.

PostageStamp_Cushion_Road15Front PostageStampCushion_Road15Back

Front: Road 15 mini charms (2.5 x 2.5″) by Sweetwater for Moda + Bella Solids Cotton mini charm; Batting, and lined with Muslin
Back: Teal Kona Cotton Back with an invisible zipper enclosure

Straight-lined quilting:

I am trying these out in my store for the first time, the postage stamp cushions/pillow cover is now available in my Etsy store.