Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Nightfall QAYG : :

On Friday I started a second quilt using my Nightfall strike offs, this time to show how well the colors of this collection will coordinate with AGF's new denim line. An exciting added bonus for me, since I LOVE these denims so much!

Nightfall & Denim

Consequent to finishing that first Nightfall quilt top, I noticed how quickly my strike offs were dwindling. So, for this quilt I decided to feature just one Nightfall print ~ my Bird of Night owls!


Owl Strike Offs

Framing Owls

I began by fussy cutting a variety of owls with the slate blue-gray background from the Moonrise colorway of Nightfall. These will be at the center of each of the Quick Quilt As You Go blocks I plan to make, framed with little scraps and narrow strips of what's left of my sample fabrics, with lots of solids & denim added in to help me stretch these into a decent sized quilt!

Nightfall QAYG Block No. 1

Inspired by this Converging Corners quilt block pattern, I'm constructing these blocks similarly to the courthouse step/log cabin block, with a quilt as you go twist! After I frame each owl with low volume prints and solids, as I work my way out into the corners of each block, I'm adding darker solid and printed fabrics to two opposing corners. This creates a really cool, interesting design once a group of four blacks are put together.

Converging Corners Inspired

Nightfall QAYG

My hope is that by using the Nightfall deep teal & moody blue prints with the added dusky solids and denims for the darkened corners, that the little clusters of dark will look like subtle sparling stars once the whole quilt is finished. I'm just about ten blocks in this morning, I'll be back soon to share how it all comes together!

Happy sewing! 
♡ Maureen


  1. Great design! Such a perfect way to showcase your cute owlies!

  2. Looking forward to seeing it all done! I love the fabric line and the log cabin blocks!!

  3. How big are these owls and quilt blocks?

    1. I'm trimming these blocks to 14.5" and the owls measure 3" x 6" without the seam allowance I'm leaving around each one. Thanks for asking!

  4. I can't wait to see the finished quilt, love the owls.

  5. I am so looking forward to the release of Nightfall! My son's honey loves owls, and I want to make her a pillow out of these beauties. They are magnificent!

  6. this looks so awesome!!! Love the way you are building it with the darks in the corners. So pretty!!!

  7. So very creative, Maureen , can't wait to see how it looks finished. It is beautiful. Susie H.

  8. These are beautiful blocks. I've been dying to know the scale of the animal prints--especially the Owl so I'm glad somebody asked! Did you previously say when this new fabric is being released?

  9. Gorgeous owls! This will make a fantastic quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. You are sew CREATIVE! Love, love, love your use of the Nightfall collection!

  12. I have never seen an owl in the wild. It's on my bucket list. last year I heard some in the woods -- maybe this year I will catch a glimpse! Your quilt will be lovely. As always. :)

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