Skittles Quilt

Hey there friends! It’s Natalia from Piece N Quilt. When I saw Vanessa’s new fabric Simply Color it just screamed to me, make something! So I’m here today to share my creation using Simply Color.
You can read more about me and my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, over on my blog!

2 Yards Simply Color Grey Ombre #10800
2 Yards Moda Bella Solid Steel #9900 – 184
1 Simply Color Charm Pack
4 Yards Simply Color Zig-Zag #10804 (backing)

Begin by preparing your charm pack fabric for applique. I prefer to use starch applique.
Next, cut all of the circles in the charm pack into random 2″, 3″ & 5″ circles. I used my accuquilt GO! die to cut my circles.

Now take your 2 yards of ombre fabric and find the point in the fabric where the steel fabric matches the best. cut a tiny slit and then tear the fabric. I chose to tear so that I could ensure that I had a perfectly straight cut.

From your solid steel fabric cut a piece that is 13″x 2 yards.

Lay that steel piece of fabric in the cut part of the ombre fabric. Randomly lay the circles onto the fabric, mostly on the steel fabric, and a little bit on the ombre.

Applique as many of the circles onto the steel piece as you can, then sew the steel piece into the ombre piece. Finish appliqueing all circles.

Quilt, bind and enjoy!

1 – 53″x72″ Skittles quilt.

Natalia Bonner

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