Crankshaft Quilt


Several months ago, Daisy from Ants to Sugar posted posted a picture on Instagram of some Tula Pink pieced units and kindly offered to send them out to whoever claimed them first. I was the lucky first commenter, and about a week later, I had those beauties in my mailbox. Daisy had combined the Tula pieces with several different solids, but I really wanted to see them paired with just one solid, so I went about the work of deconstructing the units. I still have some of the pieced units in a different colorway that I will probably keep together and use on another project.


The Tula pieces I ended up with were 2.5″ wide. I knew I wanted to do some sort of offset stacked coins pattern, and was just sort of waiting for inspiration to hit as to what background color I should use.  Then, lo and behold, one afternoon while rummaging through my scraps from my husband’s quilt, I found a stack of Kona charcoal pieces that also happened to be 2.5′ wide.

Serendipity!  A perfectly free quilt top!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I originally had this quilt in alternating stacks of blue and pink. Once I got it on the design wall, it just wasn’t sitting right with me, so I left it up for the night. When I got up in the morning, I did some moving around and ended up with this design. If you look closely, you may notice that the left side of the quilt is more pink and the right side is more blue. I hope to do this with solids sometime soon so I can really see the effect of the blending colors.

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Because I REALLY offset the ‘coins’ of this quilt, I’ve decided instead to call this the Crankshaft quilt. Once I got it done and back up on the wall, that’s exactly what it looked like to me. Pretty, floral crankshafts! Do you suppose I could get one of those for my car?

I had a Periscope viewer ask about a pattern, so I’ll be writing one for this very soon to put on my brand new Patterns page. It is my intention to eventually have several free quilt patterns for you there.

This week, I’m linking up to:

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Happy Sewing!  ~L



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