I don’t often do what I call selfish sewing. That’s the name I give to projects that are completely for me – made with fabric that I love, patterns that I love and the end result will be mine, all mine. A lot of the time I’m sewing custom orders, shop displays for The Fabric Mill, or working on new patterns. I love that kind of work too, but there’s something particularly delightful about making something for myself.
This quilt was completely selfish sewing.
I got this pretty fat eighth bundle of Florence from my friend Amanda (who owns Westwood Acres.) It didn’t sit for long before I knew what I wanted to do with it. Pow Wow!
I’ve long admired the Pow Wow quilt pattern from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. However, her pattern calls for quarter-yard cuts so I had to do a bit o’ math. Here’s what I figured out - You can get three blocks from each fat eighth (if it is 9” x 21”) by cutting the pieces like this:
I had 26 fat eighths in my stack so I would end up with 78 blocks. The throw size quilt requires only 56 blocks so I was able to add another row and another column to my quilt – yeehaw!
My finished quilt measures 61” x 73”
I used Kona Ash on the backing (keepin’ it simple) and the Marcia Floral in Taupe for the binding. (I bought the binding fabric from Fanciful Fabrics.)
Hip Hip Hooray for selfish sewing! I looove this quilt and I look forward to many Sunday afternoon naps with it.
The fat eighth bundle of Florence can be found here at Westwood Acres and the Pow Wow quilt pattern can be found here.