Monday, February 6, 2017

Sewtopia - Atlanta

Hold the phones, I wrote another blog post! Wha?!?

Happy Monday and today I want to share two quilts that I started at Sewtopia - Atlanta this past spring with two amazing designers and teachers.

The first is my Frances Firefly (disguised as a butterfly). I was super excited to make this quilt because I knew my oldest butterfly-loving relish would love this quilt. That was enough motivation needed to get all the fireflies finished in Atlanta and finish up at home the week after. I officially shared this quilt on IG but I never took the time to share on my blog.

I loved taking this class with Elizabeth Hartman. If you like to be super organized when you piece, this is the quilt and designer for you! She even came supplied with labels for us. Here are my finished blocks in Atlanta:

I used Alison Glass Sunprint 2016 for my fireflies and a gray print for my background (I don't remember the manufacturer or name, sorry). I went cheesy with the quilting and used a butterfly motif.

A photo posted by Melissa (@myfabricrelish) on

Lets just say, oldest relish was delighted and sleeps with it every night.

Next up, was my Single Girl class with Denyse Schmidt. I loved this class and quilt. At first, I wasn't super hyped about making this quilt. I was just going to make the pillow and if I enjoyed it, maybe go bigger. Guess what? I went bigger!

I LOVED the laid-back approach to this quilt, from the improv-ish piecing of the arcs and the easy piecing of the curves. I did decide to switch to foundation paper piece the arcs but still kept it total improv and random. I was able to finish four completed circles in Atlanta, but finished the rest as soon as I got home.

A photo posted by Melissa (@myfabricrelish) on

I went with organic straight-line quilting using multiple color threads. I do have to say, this is probably one of my favorite finishes of 2016.

Lastly, here are some pictures of the finished quilts:

Thanks again for reading my blog and checking out my quilts. Hope you have an awesome quilty week!



  1. you're so cute! I love these quilts. see you tomorrow!

  2. Gorgeous quilts! Ioved seeing them both and hearing about your process. And I can tell you love Alison Glass fabric as much as I do. It's amazing how the two quilts, both made with her fabric lines, look so incredibly different.

  3. Beautiful quilts! Did the paper piecing come with the patter for Single Girl?

  4. These are just awesome - I'm getting started with a serious addiction to Elizabeth Hartman's designs, and your firefly quilt is putting me into a spiral. I see one of those in my future, someday...

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