Moonlit Layers of Charm Quilt with the Fat Quarter Shop

I got an email a few months back from the

Fat Quarter Shop

to try out one of their new patterns.  I of course said yes.  I picked out a layer cake of Rashida Coleman Hale's

Moonlit

and an icy blue Bella Solids charm pack, then commenced some very secret sewing.

The pattern is called

Layers of Charm

(aw!) and you use one layer cake and one charm pack to make it.  There's no cutting fabric, just sew charm to layer and trim.  It went really fast and then I got to do the fun quilting part.

One of the great things about this quilt is that it's such a big blank palette for quilting!  I loaded it up in the long arm thinking I would do some graffiti quilting, then had second guessing time where I pondered all the other ways I could quilt, then eventually went back to the graffiti.  It's so much fun, and kind of like a crossword puzzle for quilters because of the thinking that goes into it.  I love doing it.

I've been cuddling under this quilt for a while.  It's so fun to look at, because the quilting looks so different in all the big squares, some really highlight the quilting, and some squares let the fabric take focus.  Every time I use it, I find something new to love.

For the back, I pulled out my stash of Ikea Britten Nummer.  I found it in a store last summer and rationalized buying ten yards.  This was the first time I convinced myself to pull it out.  It's a pretty thin fabric, but very silky, so the quilt is more for summer night cuddling rather than winter polar vortex cuddling, but I do it anyway.

And the binding is super scrappy, cut from a handful of Cotton and steel fat quarters I had in my stash.  So many seams, but it's so fun.

Puppy is also a fan.

Go check out the

Fat Quarter Shop's video

to get the pattern!  And hop around to see all the pretty quilts!

Linking up with

Kelly

for

Needle and Thread Thursday

 and

Amanda Jean

for

Finish It Up Friday

!