Friday, October 6, 2017

Freedom - My Cobblestone Quilt

Welcome to my stop on the new Fat Quarter Shop Cobblestone QAL

I had a great time using this beautiful FQ bundle of Moda Sweetwater Freedom for my quilt supplied to me by Fat Quarter Shop.

I wanted to make the quilt sized for a baby quilt so I downsized the pattern by adjusting the size of the blocks.  This is very easy to do and worked very well with this pattern.

To downsize, start with the finished dimensions of the block and cut those in half.   For example, if the pattern tells you to cut a rectangle 5 1/2 '' by 10 1/2 '', this means your finished dimensions (minus the seams) would be 5 x 10''.  Cut this in half to be 2 1/2 x 5'' and then re-add back in the seam allowance and cut your block to be 3 x 5 1/2 ''.
Make sense?

I personalized my quilt with the work 'freedom'  - how fun it would be to personalize with the name of the new baby.  The word was paper pieced using my Chunky Alphabet pattern.

I also choose to face my quilt instead of binding it.  I just LOVE the way it looks.  (See my prior post on facing which includes links to the tutorials I used.)

To quilt, I did fun star design that included a few loops along the way.

My finished quilt measures roughly 30 by 40''.

For more information on the Cobblestone quilt pattern and to see what other bloggers have made, visit Fat Quarter Shop's blog The Jolly Jabber.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Make sure you check out the Bag It 2017 kick-off post - the excitement begins.  Come join the fun!

I'll be linking up my finish with  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Makes total sense! Wonderful job and I like your addition of freedom as well!

  2. Great description for downsizing the pattern and adding the name of the baby at the bottom is a brilliant idea, too. :)

  3. Love it! Thanks for the downsizing info, Patty ... :-) Pat

  4. This turned out so cute! I love the patriotic colors and your personalization. It was a fun quilt to make.

  5. Oh I love the quilt. Thank you for the info about resizing the blocks for a smaller quilt. I want to make one of these :)

  6. Really great quilt. You can't go wrong with Sweetwater!

  7. Nice to see your version of this pattern. Sweetwater fabrics are always a winner.

  8. Nice to see your version of this pattern. Sweetwater fabrics are always a winner.

  9. It's lovely combo of beautiful fabrics and pattern.

  10. I love the addition of the word Freedom. It's a lovely finish, Patty!



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