Studio Stitch has had this beautiful striped fabric for several months and I’ve been wondering what I could do with it.
Then I found this pattern: Oriana by Alison Glass. It’s intended to be made with strip sets, but it was just perfect for this fabric!
Those sharp points weren’t the easiest thing to do, but I love the way they worked out.
I made this quilt with just part of the number of circles called for, and it finished at 47″ x 48″.
I’ve loaned the quilt to Studio Stitch to display, and I’ve written a “cheat sheet” for them. If you want to use striped fabric instead of making strip sets, they’ll give you a copy when you buy the pattern, which they have in stock. (I’m not sure it’s on their website, but you can phone them at 336-288-9200.)
And here’s a money saver: Alison had intended to have templates available, but COVID has held that up. This means all you have to do is trace her printed templates (in the pattern) onto LARGE sheets of template plastic and make your own. That really was pretty easy.
So of course when I went to Studio Stitch to show them the quilt, they had this new fabric in…
Just sayin’ 😀
Just love the fabric! Perfect pattern choice. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the other fabric…you did buy some, right?
I love the mix of deep blue and bright oranges and yellows. I’ll admit to having put off designs like this with sharp points.
I can’t say the sharp points were fun, but I do love the result.
Very “zippy” fabric! 😊
What great use of fabric!! Cheater…I think not! 😉
Haha. I’m in favor of cheating in this case 😀
Mmmm. A quilter can’t have enough stripes in her stash — they are so versatile! Lovely quilt.
Yes, stripes have so many good uses! Thanks for commenting 🙂
Love those squiggly lines – they add such movement to the circle-shapes in the quilt.
Thanks! I just loved the fabric, so you know what happened!
My mouth dropped when I looked at this post! The fabric is gorgeous and I love the effect with the circles!!!!
The pattern was a “challenge” but I think it was worth it 😁