I am absolutely tickled pink to be showing you my fourth Migration quilt today. Migration is a very simple quilt. It can be very quickly made which makes it the perfect quilt for gift giving.
You can see my third version of this quilt here. The other Migrations I made pre-date this blog.
Migration is the second pattern included in the Scrappy Pattern Pack. This pattern set releases on October 30th.
Though it be simple, I think it’s a visual feast! The first time I made this quilt was many, many years ago and it was inspired by a story told to me by my husband. During his childhood, once a year, a monarch migration would come through his hometown. He said you could stand under a tree and the butterflies would be covering it. You’d give the tree a little shake and all the butterflies would take off at once and it was the most magical sight he’d ever seen. I have this picture in my head of this happening and it’s breathtaking
Patchwork + Quilt (a class for learning to quilt)
- Made especially for brand new quilters
- Comes with two quilt patterns: The Good Girl quilt and The Evening Walk quilt (the latter is exclusive to this class)
- You will learn: About sewing machines, how to work a sewing machine, a list of basic supplies, quilters terminology, all basic quilting skills, how to read a quilt pattern, how to make each of the blocks in the sampler quilt, how to cut backing and batting fabric, how to wall baste your quilt, how to meander quilt and how to machine bind a quilt
- Sampler blocks will include skills such as: half square triangles, square in a square blocks, hourglass blocks, flying geese, snowball blocks, log cabins, half rectangle triangles and turning blocks on point.
- There are 24 lessons in this class
- 3 hours worth of video tutorials including video tutorials for every step of the way for the Evening Walk quilt
- Class is set up to come to you by email. Once you purchase, you’ll receive a downloadable PDF where you will click and sign yourself up to the email subscription. Be sure to double opt in to get the classes started (check your spam folder if you don’t receive anything immediately).
- An email will arrive to you every few days on a set schedule, but you can also go at your own pace
This pattern is meant to combat your scraps! I don’t know about you, but I have so many square cut fabrics. I try to keep my scraps cut up best I can and I’ve got them organized by size. Here’s a post about this very topic. They pile up so fast and I’m always looking for ways to get them made into a quilt. Migration will use those babies up! The cool thing is that it uses multiple sizes, so no two quilts will look the same and you get this real random, modern look to your quilt.
Mystery Low Volume Fabric Bundle
- 10 pieces
- Fat quarters
- Extra yummy
Get your bundle here.
I stepped outside my comfort zone with the quilting on this one. I bought stencils and a pounce pad and traced the sweetest little birds. and then quilted around them with this elongated curl design. It took me twice as long as my trusty meander pattern. And no, my birds are not that great. Some of them are quite odd looking. You know what though? I so enjoyed learning something new. It felt exciting and I wasn’t just getting the task done. Fingers crossed I get better at it. If you look closely at the pics above and below you can see one of my quirky birds. I’ll have to keep practicing. 🙂
Pattern – Migration
Size – 60×72″
Blocks – 120 blocks
Top Fabrics – All colorful fabrics came from Ava and Neve. All low volumes came from Meander + Make.
Backing Fabrics – Shabby in Tea Rose and Writer’s Garden in Petal.
Binding – Lancelot Trees in Green
Batting – Warm and Natural batting by the Warm Company
Thread – So Fine by Superior in Blizzard for piecing, Quilt+ by Coats and Clark for quilting
Techniques Used – mostly meander quilting, wall basting, and ditch binding
Quilt Label – from my shop here, tutorial for how to install it here
Get a personalized quilt label for your quilt.
I’m pretty sure my testers enjoyed this quilt. I’m especially loving all the different styles they brought to it.
Left to right, top to bottom
- @turtlequilterjo – Joann used white solids for her backgrounds. I love the purple and blue theme happening with the pops of brighter colors.
- @skynme – Erica went with white solids too for her background. It came out so bright and happy. And that pup!
- @bjp657mt – Another happy quilt!
- @whitneybryce – Bryce did her Migration in reverse, using all the blues and darker colors for her background and white solid for her butterflies. So cool!!
- @rufflespearlsandbows – Jessamyn’s quilt looks like a creamier solid is used for the background. I love the colors she used for her butterflies, all solids too!
- @nicolegendy – Nicole used low volumes for her background and pops of yellow, pink and turquoise for the butterflies. Fun!
- @atxsewcani – Anna did her quilt in reverse too using an ombre of blues as her background and then white solids as her butterflies. Very pretty!
- @1lousypetunia – Laura used low volumes as her background and then darker butterflies. Her butterfly cuts are all the same size, so it’s giving the quilt a slight different look.
- @jules.sewsandquilts – Julie used Liberty fabrics in her quilt too! Her background is solids, but they vary in colors of white, cream and taupe. I love this look!
A huge thank you to my testers for this one. I couldn’t get these patterns out without you. You can see more pics of this quilt on Instagram here.
Thank you so much for reading along! You’ll probably see me making this quilt often. I’m after a gold version, don’t you know. 🙂
Migration quilt pattern will release at the end of this month. If you are subscribed to my newsletter, you’ll receive a coupon good for the first few days after the release. Hugs and happy sewing!
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