Friday, May 8, 2020

Have Faith

Have Faith is finally finished. It's the work of many hands and creative minds.

The focus print came from the free table at STLMQG. 

The block pattern was designed for charity quilts by Jaime of L'Fair Quilts, and you can find it here.
The blocks were made by the members of the Sew Bee It bee in STLMQG. I provided the constant print used in the small plus, and the members chose their own coordinating accent colors and made the blocks.

Pieced sashing added more scrappy low volume variety.  I added the extra small plusses into the sashing, to feature more of the accent colors. The result is even more movement than in Jaime's original design.

Now quilted and bound, Have Faith measures 62 x 76" and will be donated to one of this year's charities for Hands2Help.

The quilting is an allover meander. I debated what color thread to use because of the high contrast, and ended up choosing a pale grey. It blends with almost everything and looks fine where it contrasts with the dark navy. The backing is a wide back low volume print.

Many thanks to all who contributed to this quilt. Although I put it together, it couldn't have happened without the help and creativity of so many people. Thank you!

Link Ups:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Alycia Quilts
Wendy's Quilts and More
My Quilt Infatuation


  1. The extra movement that the sashing pluses add is really nice. Lovely finish!

  2. Yours is a lovely version of the very popular Plus quilt, well done!

  3. Fabulous quilt finish!! Jamie's pattern looks good in SEW many fabric combinations.

  4. Love this colours in this elegant quilt! It came together beautifully.

  5. I love that focus fabric, can't believe someone put it on your free table! The scrappiness of each block is great but still cohesive. Adding the extra plus's in the sashing, just brilliant!

  6. Beautiful finish! I love the focal that you chose. It's so pretty alone, and pulling out its colors made for a wonderful palette. Congrats on the finish and thank you for donating it :)

  7. It is just a great quilt. The colors, so summery!

  8. A wonderful finish! Love how all the different makers blocks came together coordinating with the focus fabric! A beautiful donation quilt for someone to love!

  9. The sashing is a real 'plus' for this quilt.