Friday, October 11, 2013

Pow Wow quilt + Florence

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. 

Pow Wow quilt using Florence fabrics via A Bright Corner

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!

Florence fabric

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:

cutting layout for fat eighths for Pow Wow quilt pattern

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”

Florence fabric used with a Pow Wow pattern

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.
Pow Wow quilt pattern and Florence fabrics via A Bright Corner

The fat eighth bundle of Florence can be found here at Westwood Acres and the Pow Wow quilt pattern can be found here

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday


  1. I have this pattern on my list of "to do"s someday. Thanks for the cutting tip for fat eighths. Yours turned out beautiful.

  2. What a great use of your fat eights. Thanks for the tip on making the most of a fat eight.

  3. Oh this is lovely. I have admired that pattern for quite a while. Bravo!

  4. This is so so cute!! I just adore this pattern too but haven't had the chance to make it. Thank you so much for putting up the fat eighth variation! I have a bunch of those lying around.

  5. So glad you shared. I wanted to get the pattern the other day but the quarter yards weren't what I had. Yours looks great!

  6. I echo everyone else. Love this pattern and your fabric choices!

  7. Oh thanks for sharing that. I have a bundle of fat eights too and was wondering what I could make with them - this might be the pattern :-)

  8. Beautiful! I have that fabric, I have that pattern.....hmmmmm :) Pretty sure I know what I am going to use the Florence for but this is tempting. :)

  9. I love this quilt; have been holding off buying the pattern but after seeing your quilt, I think I need to buy it.

  10. I love this pattern and I have it and some fabric ready to go. The fabric is fat 1/8 so thank you for showing me how to cut them out. Mine is the Happy Go Lucky range by Bonnie and Camille.


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