Thursday, August 11, 2022


About 2 years ago, I participated in Christa Watson's Block Chain Quilt Along and made an adorable top using a charm pack of Crescent by Sarah Watts. After taking a long break from quilting this year, I decided it's finally time to finish this quilt.

I really love this quilt because the Crescent fabric is so cute with its owls, yet it's not juvenile at all. The chain link look is very graphic and this pattern is just perfect to show off a charm pack!

Using alternate designs is one of my favorite things to do, because it lessens the workload and keeps things interesting. Here, in the background space I alternated between dot-to-dot geometric designs (very quick to execute) and swirls (not as quick but the texture is so lovely).

I kept the quilting in the focal fabric bare minimal, especially as in this case they are basically like framed photos. A simple geometric frame design makes the fabric stand out while not obscuring the beautiful print.

And of course, I love to show the back of the quilt! For block quilts like this, the back can be as pretty as the front.

I enjoyed using this Crescent charm pack so much that I ended up buying a fat quarter bundle of Crescent ... but as it was the only one I had, I now realize I don't want to cut it up ever! And so that is another one for the fabric museum I've got, aka lovely bundles that I know I will probably never use.


Linking up with: My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. I hadn't heard the concept of 'fabric museum' before butit gave me a smile! There ARE some that belong there, that's for sure! Anyway, the quilting you did on this one accents the design so well! I really like the idea that you are alternating designs, and it gives a great effect! What a wonderful finish!

  2. The quilting on this is really neat. Love how it looks on the back, too.

  3. I really love that even in the areas where you filled with swirls you kept some of the dot to dot motif. Beautifully finished!

  4. I love the quilting that you did and love that you have another stash of the fabric in the "museum" for when inspiration strikes.

  5. You are the swirl queen, Liz!!! I love your mini swirls! And yes, what a great pattern for featuring 5" squares! I love how the black makes the prints stand out!!!


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