Monday, September 26, 2016

Mad Dash

So I did a little more pattern-testing last week, this time for Michelle/Factotum of Arts [ml_wilkie]. The pattern is for Mad Dash, a subtle geometric quilt (see #maddashquilt). With four size variations available, I opted for the 20" pillow. Though I loved how Michelle used a mix of low-volume prints for her original Mad Dash quilt, I chose just one - a favorite I've had stashed for a while - Make Drafts Paper by AGF Studio. For the 'dashes' I used an Interweave Chambray in Pepper.

The piecing went really quick, and for quilting, I did an uneven grid in two directions.

I backed the pillow with more of the chambray, and I kinda love that deep contrast.

And one little side note .... my backing fabric wasn't quite wide enough, so I pieced it! Rather than let it seem a mistake of sorts, I top-stitched on both sides of the seam, making it appear as a design detail. It made me happy at least. 

So it shouldn't be long before Michelle releases her latest pattern. I went pretty simple with my choices this time, but the pattern has lots of flexability. Peek here at what jskarritt is doing with hers!


  1. Love the simplicity of this pattern and the neutral tones you chose !

  2. I really love how the LV print has an abstract feel to it in the pillow due to the pattern as well. Lovely!

  3. I like the fabrics you used! I am just finishing up a couple of pillows, myself, so naturally I am into seeing what pillows everyone is doing now! Love yours!!!

  4. I really like this! The background fabric you choose is just beautiful. what a fun pattern!

  5. Gorgeous, Debbie! Love the improv look to this and your choice of fabrics was spot on to really make this a beauty. Your quilting was the perfect finish too. Totally smitten with this!

  6. I love this pillow and the pattern would be a perfect match for my new pillows...The chambray quilting is wonderful I think I will test it soon.