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Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version

Hi friends, 

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To celebrate the update of the Big Love Quilt / Tutorial I am sharing a version I made a couple of years ago using the most cheerful selection of Alison Glass fabrics!

Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com

(I used my trusty phone tripod and bluetooth clicker to get most of these shots, you can find that here in my Amazon shop - with other photography / quilting stuff I love!)

Big Love quilt is a free quilt tutorial I have over on the blog, you can find it here. It's a fantastic "first quilt" - just squares and half square triangles and goes together rather quickly. The throw sizes are manageable for quilting on your home machine.

Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com

I have seen several of you make this for Valentines day and it is a very popular quilt to make for a baby shower! Just choose coordinating colors to match the child's room and you have a keepsake the parent with treasure for years. The heart in the middle is large enough to take some really cute month to month baby photos as well. 

Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com

This version is the Large Throw size which measures 64" x 64". 

Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com

Fabric information:

I used an assortment of yelllow, orange, purple, and pink Alison Glass prints from the Sun Print 2019 line, you can still find that here. I love using a bright white against these fun colors to really make them pop. To make the larger throw you will need 14 fat quarters for the background. 

Sun Print 2019 fabrics:

  • Aster
  • Gallant
  • Admire
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet
  • Sweetheart
  • Hearts
  • Tart
  • Blaze
  • Pencil
  • Happy
  • Sunshine
  • Lake Dream

The backing is from a 100% cotton sheet that I found at Target - how perfect did that match?!

Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com

Quilting information:

I quilted this using a white thread, in a straight line pattern, spacing at 3/4" wide. I love how crinkly it got after it's first wash. The machine I currently own and love for quilting is the Janome Memory Craft 6700p, I get a lot of questions on what a great machine is for piecing and quilting and this has been my favorite! I began my quilting journey using a Janome Memory Craft 6500 and after working with many different models of Janome machines over the years the 6700p has been my favorite investment. 

Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com

Thanks for stopping by today friends, I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out the free quilt tutorial if you are looking to make your own. 

Happy Sewing!

Nicole

Big Love Quilt / Sun Print 2019 Version - Modernhandcraft.com

4 comments

What a gorgeous quilt ! It jumps right off the page with the Alison Glass fabrics. It is truly a beauty with the colors, design and spectacular quilting ! Congratulations on a job well done !

Vivian

Made this for my husband last Valentines day. Now I need to quilt it before this Valentine’s day! Thanks for the quilting tips.

Mary Neves

Such a happy quilt. With 3 little granddaughters I need to add this to the list. Thank you for the pattern and inspiration.

Mary Ann

Hi Nicole: I love all your patterns with their clean lines and “unclutteredness.” Thank you for this tutorial!
Karin

Karin Kallert

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