Monday, September 22, 2014

Whirling Dervish quilt - in Quilt Now, Issue 2!

Good morning! Monday, Monday again. Bring on the coffee! And bring on the new issue of Quilt Now, it's so bright and cheery - just the perfect thing to accompany my morning coffee. Have you checked out Quilt Now yet? It's a lovely new publication, with uber-talented editor Katy Jones, and issue two is available now, from Pink Castle Fabrics. And I'm super excited to share with you my first quilt pattern for Quilt Now, the Whirling Dervish quilt, a paper pieced extravaganza of a quilt!

Whirling Dervish is a crazy paper-pieced wonder - one that I initially designed with both y-seams and paper piecing, but since I decided that was beyond evil, I reworked the templates to create the block using strictly paper piecing. That being said, this block isn't for the faint of heart, it's intense, but gorgeous, and giant too - the block finishes at 18",

Because the piecing is so intense, I knew the blocks needed some negative space to float on in order to really appreciate all the crazy piecing, so there's only four blocks in the quilt, floated on a boatload of negative space to yield a nice lap-sized quilt.

Issue three is coming out really soon, and I have to say, I've really enjoyed the first two thus far and can't wait to see what's in the next issue! Hope you all have a wonderful Monday :)


  1. It's really beautiful Elizabeth. I love the colors too.

  2. Beautiful design and love the colors of it so much!

  3. This is amazeballs! The impact of the large block, the secondary pattern and the scale is fabulous. Congratulations!


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