All in a row quilt

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If you follow me on Instagram, this All in a row quilt should look familiar!  It’s officially finished and ready to ship out to its new owner!  This was a custom quilt order meant as a wedding gift.  We worked together to pick out a color scheme and a pattern that we thought went well with the chosen fabrics, and the outcome is super cute!  Blues and greens are always my go to colors, so I love the way this turned out!

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I’d pinned this quilt from s.o.t.a.k. handmade’s blog a while back and thought it would be a fun way to piece this quilt.  I started with 15 fat quarters from this custom bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop and cut them vertically in varying widths: 2.5 inches, 3 inches and 3.5 inches.  Then I pieced the strips together randomly.  Usually, I lay out all my quilt pieces before I start sewing them together, but this time I just picked up random strips and sewed them together (with a 1/4 inch seam allowance) as I picked them out.  I wanted the width of the quilt to be about 42 inches, so I sewed between 20-22 strips in each row.  You’ll notice that the rows are not 18 inches tall like a fat quarter.  After I pieced together my 20-22 strips, I cut each row in half, so that I now had 2 rows that were 9 inches tall.  After I finished piecing together the individual rows, I laid out my rows where I wanted them and sewed them together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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To quilt the front to the back, I stitched vertical lines that were 3 inches apart from each other much like Svetlana did with her quilt.  I like to quilt with big, open spaces, so when you wash the quilt it puffs out a little between the rows and feels all nice and cozy.

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Like I mentioned earlier, the quilt is a wedding gift and the buyer requested I put the wedding date on it somewhere.  Luckily, I have a sweet little Babylock Ellageo that can embroider such things!  I stitched the date on a piece of linen and hand sewed it to the back with embroidery floss.  Love the personal touch it gives the quilt!  The finished size was about 42 inches by 58 inches.

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Such a fun quilt to make!

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