October 20, 2021

Friendship Throw Quilt - Throw Size in Moda Grunge!

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I have a Throw size Friendship quilt to share today!  I'm excited to get this one posted on the blog because it's made with one of my favorite blocks in my favorite color!  

The Friendship quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.


Three Sizes!


The Friendship quilt pattern includes three sizes - Throw, Twin XL, and Queen.  The Baby and King didn't work out mathematically while preserving the symmetry of the design.

The Queen size Friendship quilt I made can be seen in this blog post over here.



Ombre Friendship Quilt


The Friendship quilt pattern is designed to create an ombre effect with five hues of a single colorway.  This quilt is made with Moda Grunge, a fabric made with shading that creates a lot of depth and movement.  For the backing I chose a Grunge wideback in a color found on the front of the quilt.  The binding is also made with Grunge fabric.  

Moda Grunge is one of my favorite fabric collections for modern quilts.  There are hundreds of hues in all colors of the rainbow in this fabric line.  Grunge is available here and here.




Longarm Quilting


The quilting design on this Throw quilt is a Maze design in gray thread, done on my HandiQuilter Fusion with ProStitcher.  It's a fairly dense design that still results in a very soft and flexible quilt.  Sometimes dense quilting makes a stiff quilt, but not this design.

This quilt was made by my professional sewist, Joanne, and quilted and bound by me.








Quick and Easy Quilt Pattern


The Friendship quilt pattern is quick and easy.  It's written around yardage and doesn't require a background fabric.  

There are very few seams to match in this quilt pattern, which makes quilt top assembly a snap.  When I'm sewing blocks together that don't have seams that need to be matched together, I pin the edges of the quilt blocks together before sewing, to keep them even throughout the assembly process.



I ♥ Log Cabin Quilt Blocks!


Log Cabin quilt blocks are some of my favorite to piece.  My favorite way to cut the strips for Log Cabin quilt blocks is parallel to the selvage because the pieces have less stretch than when cut perpendicular to the selvage as jelly roll strips are, so the block is much easier to keep square.  In Friendship, the Twin XL and Queen it worked out that the strips are cut parallel to the selvage!!  Sometimes it just doesn't make sense to cut strips this direction because it wastes so much more fabric, but it worked out great in these two sizes!



A Scrappy Friendship Quilt!


Maybe you're wondering what Friendship would look like scrappy?  This is a mockup in the Frankie fabric collection by Moda Fabrics.  The pattern is not written for this method, but it would be super easy to figure out.  You would need one of each piece size for every block you make.






The Friendship quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.

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