Skittles Quilt

Hey there friends! It's Natalia from Piece N Quilt. When I saw Vanessa's new fabric Simply Color it just screamed to me, make something! So I'm here today to share my creation using Simply Color.
You can read more about me and my new book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, over on my blog!

2 Yards Simply Color Grey Ombre #10800
2 Yards Moda Bella Solid Steel #9900 - 184
1 Simply Color Charm Pack
4 Yards Simply Color Zig-Zag #10804 (backing)

Begin by preparing your charm pack fabric for applique. I prefer to use starch applique.
Next, cut all of the circles in the charm pack into random 2", 3" & 5" circles. I used my accuquilt GO! die to cut my circles.

Now take your 2 yards of ombre fabric and find the point in the fabric where the steel fabric matches the best. cut a tiny slit and then tear the fabric. I chose to tear so that I could ensure that I had a perfectly straight cut.

From your solid steel fabric cut a piece that is 13"x 2 yards.

Lay that steel piece of fabric in the cut part of the ombre fabric. Randomly lay the circles onto the fabric, mostly on the steel fabric, and a little bit on the ombre.

Applique as many of the circles onto the steel piece as you can, then sew the steel piece into the ombre piece. Finish appliqueing all circles.

Quilt, bind and enjoy!

1 - 53"x72" Skittles quilt.

Natalia Bonner


traceyjay said...

looks great Natalia! I love how you used the ombre background like that. Very cute!

Quiltjane said...

Great Quilt Natalia. Simple but makes a statement.

Malini said...

Simplicity is beautiful! Love your quilt and your free motion quilting is amazing!

Amy DeCesare said...

Perfect circles everywhere, even in the quilting! I am so impressed. The ombre idea is pure inspiration and so effective!

bellashea said...

I love it and the quilting circles are beautiful. ;)

Esch House Quilts said...

Really wonderful! Love the ombre and the circles!

P'tite Plume said...

Great! Very beautiful!!!

Melissa Corry said...

So adorable Natalia!!!

Shannon said...

Very fun and simple! I'd love to make one like this for my MIL some day. She loves circles! (I would have to send it off to you for the quilting, though!)

ritainalaska said...

love this quilt! gorgeous quilting! thanx for the tute, much appreciated!

Aimee said...

Love this quilt, really unique.
My year of making quilts.

Michelle said...

That's such a lovely quilt! Have always loved circles, and I have a couple of random charm packs. Might be the go this Christmas holiday!

Margy Mc said...

I LOVE this quilt---I have been looking for a pattern to "fit" my very tall-grown up, 17 year old grandson who is an artist! The grey background is a perfect color for a young man and the multitude of circles will give me a chance to display all the colors of the color wheel without the quilt looking like it was made for a 2 year old. Can't wait to get started!!!! Thank you, Thank you

Karen said...

Very pretty Natalia !

I've asked Santa for your book for Christmas.... I have my fingers crossed that he heard me ; )

Have a wonderful holiday.

Venus Smith said...

What a great idea, I love it!