Thursday, May 30, 2013

Friends of Fabri-Quilt: Shortcuts with Marblehead

Are you thinking about what do sew for the Marblehead Challenge? Today we're serving up some more inspiration, courtesy of Will Simpson from the quilt shop Quilting Around in Weatherford, TX. 

Will used the "Walk About" pattern by Ann Lauer of Grizzly Gulch Gallery to showcase the pre-printed Marblehead blocks, and then used one of the smaller Marblehead prints in the border. Quick work with great results!  

Will says: "The pre-printed tile squares add interest without the 'trouble' of applique. Picking the red to contrast was easy--it matches the tiles perfectly. I just love this pattern for the ease; I'm all about easy quilts that have nice visual impact!"

The two main prints Will used:

And a few close-ups of the quilt, machine quilted with a Celtic Knot design:

Here are a couple more Marblehead quilts Will has made, both using pre-printed strip yardage. 

Red, black and white, using the Marblehead stripe featured in the Fashionista collection.

The pre-printed stripe:

Pieced blocks with minimal piecing!

And the earth-tone pre-printed stripe from the original Marblehead collection. 

Made from this:

Thanks so much to Will for sharing his quilts!
What could you do with Marblehead? 

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