Sonata Showcase

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Happy New Year and welcome to my stop on the Sonata Showcase! As you may know, I am a big fan of everything Amy Sinibaldi, from her gorgeous fabrics to her sweet patterns, she is always inspiring! But even more than her sweetly stitched projects, she is a dear friend, encouraging and supportive through and through! She gave me my first blog tour invite for her Paperie tour a few years ago, I made a sweet simple pillow and some hearts, I had fun thinking about those projects as I tackled my Sonata quilt.

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I know I say this with each of Amy’s collections but this one truly is my favorite, so much so that I kept these hung up in my living room for a few days just so I could look at them! Something that stands out to me with this line; look at all that glorious low volume fabric! So much to work with! Also, those deeply saturated blues have my heart, and I’m not always a blue person.

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I had been wanting to try my hand at a flying geese quilt and I thought Sonata would go perfectly. I used the four at a time method from the book Modern Quilts by Emily Dennis and just started cutting. By the time I was done I had used up almost every scrap of my Sonata bundle which makes me sad and happy all at the same time, after all, fabric is meant to be used!

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My flying geese are mostly pointing down, with a few random blocks pointing up to give a bit of contrast with a diamond shape. I went with straight vertical quilting lines in Aurifil soft white to keep the focus on the fabrics and I really love how it all turned out.

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I tried to make this quilt as big as I could, once I had the bold flying geese all pieced together I used the more subtle pink prints for boarder geese pointing in to frame it out nicely. I think this might be my favorite part of the quilt, those really soft prints. This was made with a fat quarter bundle and just look at all the low volume I had to work with!

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I used two prints from Amy’s Dollhouse collection for binding and I love how well they play together! Actually, all of her lines go together beautifully, which I think gives credit to how well thought out each print is.

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For backing I used this boarder print from Paperie, it took a little trick but I managed to have the salvage show on this corner edge. I wouldn’t usually do this, but since this quilt is just for me I did, and it makes me happy! It’s the little things, right?

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I just have to say that between the four at a time method in Emily’s book and the 1/4 sewing foot on my Janome machine most of my points came out beautifully. That’s not to brag, just wanted to give proper credit, and also if you look closely you can find points cut off here and there, I try not to worry about those and remember the whole thing will be a beautiful crinkled mess soon enough. It’s quite gloomy here in the Midwest but even so, I think Amy’s fabrics just glow!

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One last thing, if you have never worked with Art Gallery Fabrics you really have to feel them! Crisp yet soft which makes them beautiful to work with for any project.

Thank you for stopping by, feel free to poke around and come back again soon for more sewing inspiration and fun!

-Faith

 

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14 Responses to “Sonata Showcase”

  1. Rosemaryflower Says:

    Faith, this quilt is so so so adorable. I love it. I want to make one for my grand daughter #3…. and then I have to make a quilt for grand daughter #4…:-P
    Thank you for sharing your massive creativity and skills.

  2. Tammy Says:

    Your makes are always so beautiful Faith and this quilt is gorgeous! You are such a wonderful inspiration to all of us.
    I love all of Amy’s beautiful fabric collections and Sonata is another beautiful line.

  3. Linda Says:

    So beautiful! 😍

  4. Dori Smith Troutman Says:

    As always Faith, your work is so amazing. I have to say that Art Gallery Fabrics really are a dream to sew with. I love how they feel. You’ll enjoy this quilt so much… it is amazing.

  5. Hayley Says:

    I LOVE it. Did you just use one fat quarter bundle? What size did the finished quilt turn out?

    • saranaave Says:

      Thank you! Yes one bundle for the blocks, the binding and backing were extra but I might have been able to make a really scrappy binding with the leftover Sonata. The blocks are about 5×2 each so it’s around 50 inch square, small throw.

  6. Melissa Says:

    I think this is one of my favorite quilts ever! Is there a pattern for this or did you just make it up as you went along?

  7. Nina Cotonet Says:

    So pretty, Faith! – well, every quilt you make becomes a gorgeous work and this one is no exception! Such a beautiful line ❤ and I think flying geese are my favourite quilts

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