Riley Blake Designs Project Tour: Seeds of Glory


 Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing the project I made for the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Seeds of Glory by Stacy West.  First let me say how much I love this fabric!  The colors, the patterns, everything!!  It is so pretty!!



I decided I wanted to use the Steadfast pattern from my new book- Season to Taste: Quilts to Warm Your Home All Year Long. In the book, the Steadfast quilt measures 48 1/2" square.  

If you haven't heard about my book yet, I'd urge you to check it out.  I poured my heart into these designs and I'm so happy with it.  I think you'd love it too and I think you'd love making quilts from it.  In addition to the Amazon link about- you can see the book and all the projects in it at Martingale (who is the publisher).

This is the original version of Steadfast from the book-
This photo was taken by Martingale


However, this time around, I wanted to make a bigger version.  You'll need to book to make this quilt, but let me tell you how I enlarged it.



I enlarged the quilt so that it would measure 68 1/2" x 68 1/2" square.  To make this larger version, the fabric requirements are:

4 1/2 yards of red print (I cut from all the reds in the line to give a scrappy look)
3 1/2 yards of white print (I cut from all the creams/tans in the line to give a scrappy look)
2 yards of navy print  (I cut from all the navy prints in the line to give a scrappy look)
5/8 yards binding fabric
4 1/4 yards backing
75" x 75" piece of batting

To make the quilt center, one striped square will contain 15- strips measuring 30 1/2" in length (each square both starts and ends with a red strip).  One quarter of the center will measure 30 1/2" x 30 1/2".  Assemble the 4 squares as shown in the book.

You'll need to make 64 stars.  You'll attach 15 stars on the left and right sides of the quilt and 17 stars on top and bottom of the quilt.

For the backing, I used Fading Red Stars from the Buttermilk Basics Collection (sku C9180-RED).  These stars are beautiful and a favorite print of mine.  I used my Janome Continental M7 to piece and quilt this quilt.  For the quilting, I decided on a free motion wave design.  


I''m so happy with this quilt and I hope if you make it that you'll be happy with it too- either in the wall size or the enlarged version here.


One a separate note, my best kitty of 15 1/2 years, Jack, passed away in November of last year.  I'm still nursing my broken heart but we did get two new kitty friends shortly after Jack died.  They are wonderful company and love making themselves at home on my quilts.  Here is one taking center stage while I took some photos of this quilt.


You can see the quilts from my book and the versions that others have made by looking at these hashtags on Instagram- #seasontotastequiltbook and any of the quilt names in the book plus the word quilt, like this- #steadfastquilt


Talk to you soon,


Jessica

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