Checkmate Quilt Blog Tour {featuring Windermere}

The Fat Quarter Shop have just released their newest FREE quilt pattern and it is just perfect for sewing up your favourite Layer Cakes. The new quilt is called the Checkmate Quilt and it's the an excellent pattern for a beginner to practice their piecing, or for a more advanced quilter who wants to create a quilt in a day or two.

I created my Checkmate Quilt with Windermere by Brenda Riddle. I'm a fan of pretty pastels and floral prints. I thought this fabric range was excellent for this quilt as it has a good selection of both light and dark prints.

For the border, I used a print by Fig Tree Quilts from the Mirabelle range. I've had it in my stash for a while and this was the perfect project for it - the browns just work so well together. Don't you just love when that happens? 

I spent about an hour and quilted a large meandering free motion all-over design. It's a simple quilt design and one of my go-to's. I really look forward to washing the quilt and putting it through the dryer to get that lovely, crinkly, snuggly feel. It's one of my favourite things about finishing a quilt (which I plan on keeping for myself).

Visit the Fat Quarter Shop to start creating your very own Checkmate Quilt:

Select a Layer Cake (these are 25% off for the next 3 days, when you purchase 2 or more)

Join me in visiting these other great blogs to see what fabrics everyone has used to create their very own Checkmate Quilt.

Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Andy from A Bright Corner
Anorina from Samelia's Mum (You Are Here)
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns

Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts


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    1. Thank you :)
      It really is a fun and quick quilt to complete.

  2. Hi Anorina,wow this quilt is gorgeous,i love the fabric you have used,well done my friend xx

    1. Thank you! I love this fabric and am pleased that I still have a little bit left (to play with).


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