Monday, February 23, 2015
Hey friends! Happy Monday! I wanted to let you know I have a tutorial for this Military Max quilt over on the Riley Blake blog today.
I had my boys with me at my local quilt shop when we first saw these prints and they both were quick to tell me how cool they thought these fabrics were. It’s nice to see a military-themed line that’s skewed a bit younger than usual.
The quilt is a fairly straightforward pattern, and uses my favorite Heat n Bond EZ Print sheets for the appliqued circle/stars. These are pretty slick. You can print right onto these sheets from your regular printer – no more tracing!
If you’ve never tried a quilt with applique before, this quilt pattern might be a great way to try it out! The applique pieces are large and with both curved and straight edges this would be great practice before moving on to more complex and/or smaller applique projects.
For the circle/stars on this quilt, I used Featherlite fusible web, and finished them with a simple straight stitch- nothing too complicated here.
The finished quilt measures about 48” x 60” – a nice throw size.
I used a minky fabric on the back so it’s great for snuggling (and later for using in our trailer when we camp this summer.) When I use minky on the back, I like to keep the quilting less dense – this time I did some gentle meandering with a few stars sprinkled in.
Just for fun, in EQ7 I made a version of this quilt using Summer Celebration – an upcoming line from Riley Blake. Wouldn’t this make a fun 4th of July quilt? It’s just asking to be used for picnics, isn’t it?
Thanks for stopping by! Now time for me to get back to work - I have some prep work to do for Quilt Bliss. Why do I always leave these things until the last few days?