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April 22, 2011

 I have decided that I will be posting a pattern a week (or should I say hoping too?) And what better pattern than to start with a favorite of mine – Manhattan. This is our top-selling pattern too! I have actually made this quilt two times and would probably make it again if the need arose. I was told by a customer the other day that this was her “Go to” pattern. What a compliment.

This quilt is made up of simple blocks, sashing and an outer border. The finished size is 70 x 89 1/2″  which makes it very doable.

What I like the most about this quilt is the colors and fabrics we choose. We didn’t stick to a collection – those are my favorite quilts actually. We used fabrics from bohemian Rhapsody, handsprays, small prints, and big prints. You will notice a large rectangle with no piecing. That too was done on purpose – go figure!  It was so we could use a large Amy Butler print . Not to mention the color combination of apple green and black, I have dreamt of this color combination for a while, so pleased how it turned out.

But of course we always dream every quilt in at least two colors!! So I made it in brown, pink and green  too. On this quilt I choose to use the same large print in the border as well as the plain rectangle blocks. As well we didn’t stick to a collection and we used a colored sashing.

We have had many photo’s of our Manhattan quilt emailed to us, so take a look and see how different they all look.

This last quilt is our Manhattan’s ice cream shoppe version. Do you like it? Myra choose one print (ice cream print by Robert Kaufman Fabrics) Then pulled out our handspray scrap bucket and started picking out colors! Thanks to Judy Greaves for her amazing quilting.

As you can see you can use ANY print or style of fabric with this pattern they all look great!

The quilt pattern started with a quilt called Lemon Bars that was featured in Quilts and more magazine. The blocks are a little different and the quilt is smaller too. We did this one with our Cape Cod collection.

OK how about this? Baby Manhattan 🙂  I colored this quilt in a collection by Hoo’s in the Forest by Doohickey designs. We used her fabric for our to Owl a goodnight for Quilts and more.

If you have made the Manhattan quilt and have a snapshot of it, send it to me and you will win a free PDF pattern! Photo’s must be sent in by April 30th to be eligable.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane permalink
    April 23, 2011 10:16 am

    I loved seeing all the different quilts using the same pattern. They all looked fabulous and yet, so different. I have not done that one and now I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

    • bmdadmin permalink*
      April 23, 2011 10:32 am

      I would love to see what you do with your color / fabric choices!

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