This is what I’ve been working on and off for awhile now. I bought a fat quarter bundle of Cruiser Boulavard quite sometime ago and when it arrived I just didn’t think the scale of the prints suited the pattern I had in mind when I ordered the fabric. Is anyone else surprised like this when they order fabric online ?

So anyways, it sat in the cupboard. Eventually I stumbled on this pattern and I’m glad I waited. The arrangement of the blocks echos the placement of images in some of the prints.


This is the back. Again I wanted to tie the fabric prints into the quilt block placement. It’s also possible that I didn’t have enough backing fabric and had to come up with a creative way of making it all fit 😉

I had to lay the basted quilt out on my kitchen table to take these pictures. Winter has come to these parts during the last few days. The skies are overcast and we now have 4″ of snow with more on the way.

I will leave you with a picture of my studio taken 3 days ago from my kitchen window. BTW, most of the space in my studio is for my pottery but I have designated one room for my sewing.


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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 13:30:26

    Loving the quilt pattern with that fabric. Wow that looks a little chilly out there!



    • Colleen
      Nov 05, 2014 @ 14:32:43

      Thanks for your comment. It’s always an adjustment when the seasons change but it’s really not that cold… yet ( insert trepidation type music )



  2. Jan O
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 14:21:33

    I like how you arranged the backing to mimic the fabric layout. The back looks like a great quilt by itself, so you can consider your quilt two-sided.



    • Colleen
      Nov 05, 2014 @ 14:29:32

      thanks for your comment. I agree ! The back probably took longer than the front to figure out and put together. I might end up liking the back better as well !



  3. allisonreidnem
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 14:57:41

    The patchwork pattern makes the most of the fabrics and lets you ‘showcase’ them really well. I’ve seen a similar block used with Kaffe Fasset fabrics in Pam and Nicky Lintott’s book ‘Jelly Roll Quilts’ and always liked the design. And I agree with Jan O you’ve made the back so sympathetic with the fabric that it is a double-sided quilt.



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