Balanced Connections Quilt & Pattern

Posted on July 22nd, by Amy in finished quilt, pattern. 30 comments

Hi friends ~  I’ve had a full few days, getting this pattern ready, de-stashing, and upgrading my blog!  What do you think?   I’m really excited to learn more about this blog and all that it can do.  I am also excited to show you my Balanced Connections quilt, I really love this design!

It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but the binding on the right, that’s my favorite part.  I pieced one strip of each of the colors into the binding – the little bits of color are just what it needed!  The throw finishes at 60″x72″ – officially my favorite size quilt.

Ella was “helping” me, and was popping her foot in when possible…I just love how the quilting shows up in this photo, and had to share.

Here’s more of the binding.  The cross weaves are so soft and supple, yet unlike the linen – stay put!  I love the finished look, but will be looking into Essex linen for my next linen project, it’s very shifty.

This quilt, is so comfortable, and drapes beautifully, even before washing it.  Of course I had to wash it to bring out all the texture!

**With this pattern I have included fabric requirements and layout options for baby to king size quilts!  There is one simple block, turned to balance out the long lines, and it can be sewn up in a wide variety of fabrics.  The color squares could be your charm packs, or you can choose your favorite solids from one color family, for a monotone quilt top.  The options are many!  Let me know if you need help selecting solids, I have both a kona and bella color card.

Right now I have the pattern available in the shop (see top right “shop“) for instant download, or just use the links.

The winners that helped name the pattern -

Jennifer - the first to use the word” balance”, and

Natalie - the only one to use the word “connections”

Email me ladies and I will send you your copy!  I have a whole new appreciation for you guys – didn’t realize how many science geeks we had in blogland!  Litmus test was the #1 suggested name – but it just isn’t me, I hope you understand!   Thanks for all the help everyone!

I’m off to figure out WordPress, and hopefully make some headway on my goal for this week.  Hope you are on your way to meeting your goal!


30 thoughts on “Balanced Connections Quilt & Pattern

  1. Oh I love it, and the name!! Congrats to the winners!!!

    the colored binding is perfect and ties the whole things together that is great!!

    I love my wordpress blog! isnt it exciting to have all these new things you can do with your blog!!

    Great new look! I dig it!

  2. Amy, your quilt is beautiful and the new blog look is fabulous too. I love the name you chose for your quilt, it really is perfect. So I am assuming you went with wordpress?

  3. Amy, I love this quilt. I love the geometry and the colors and the quilting. I just love it. And I especially love how it looks here on your brand new beautiful blog!

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  5. This turned out fabulous ! good name ! congratulations ladies on winning ! It’s just a HAPPY looking quilt for happy times !

  6. I love this quilt, the solid colors are fabulous and I love the use of the grey in the background and the blocks, wonder design decision Amy.

  7. Love the quilt! And the new look for your blog is really terrific.
    But, I am having a problem getting to the Spring 2010 Blogger’s Quilt Festival. I had a link to it on my toolbar, and now the link is broken. Help! I love looking at all the entries and the blogs!

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  9. Balanced Connections is terrific: love its design, color, proportion balance, & especially the colored-pieced binding, superb!

    Am first timer here, terrific Website, excellent on all counts (content & layout).

    Tho’ I’ve been inactive on mine for over a year, I DO hope to get back to my quilt blog in the near future.

    Keep up the GREAT work!!!!

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  12. Pattern looks great, cheerful, and a fun project.


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