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Panic At the Disco


Good Morning!

A couple of months ago I was on Facebook and i saw this picture:

geo patchwork

This quilt is from Urban Outfitters and is super expensive.  It is currently unavailable.  Just the same, I saved the image and decided I wanted to make a quilt.  In December, I went with a friend to Spool and got a 18 fat quarter Shot Cotton bundle.  On the way home, I decided this bundle would be used to create a quilt from my inspiration above.  I then cut all my fat quarters to 6 inch squares and  to draw my quilt top layout.IMG_0496

I then, made the center block.  I made just enough half square triangle units to make the center star.  I put it together and saw some wonky-ness…so I took it apart and trimmed each HST unit to a 5 inch square.  After I put the trimmed blocks together it looked so much better that I trimmed 100 more block down.  To put the quilt together, I used my layout, design wall and time to get it just right.  Here are the results: IMG_0675 IMG_0676 IMG_0678

I may still add a border but for now the top is done!  Last night I was telling my husband what i really liked about the quilt was the chaos around the star.  It makes me think about how I can only control myself and not everything around me.  With that said, I have named this quilt Panic at the Disco, which is a saying my husband and I use in our Special Education classrooms.  Here is an example:

Me:  How was your day at work?

Him:  Panic at the Disco but  I’m good.

Our students can often need so much from us and in the midst of the daily action all you can really do is control yourself and your reactions.  I think that is what makes you a great teacher is your reaction!

I hope you enjoyed my quilt story :0)  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway  as I celebrate my 10th post and  my 1st year in blogging!  Enter here.

Until next time, Sew Pretty!


Author: Pretty Lady Baby

I am just a girl trying to be crafty. Well really a woman but my thoughts are girly. I am embarking on a journey. I hope to complete all of my goals, share and learn from others.

12 thoughts on “Panic At the Disco

  1. I love this Kerrie. In fact, I like your version so much better than the one from a store (and probably made in China). And your description makes perfect sense. “Panic at the Disco” may become my phrase for the year. It will remind me that I can only control me. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is so cool! I love how you guerilla designed it. As a 7th and 8th grade teacher I can totally relate. Panic at the Disco indeed!

  3. This looks great Kerrie! Love the colours and the name is so appropriate !!

  4. That is really cool, I’m so impressed you recreated a quilt. That must feel so rewarding. And I LOVE the name and the story behind it. 🙂 I might have to adopt that phrase.

  5. Beautiful quilt–much better than the Urban Outfitters version. Congratulations on your first year of blogging.

  6. I like your version better too! Great colors- don’t you just love shot cotton?

  7. I love that you took an image and used it for your inspiration. It is now YOUR design; because it looks SO much better than the picture. Great name! I think a border would really set it off; maybe a narrow 1″ and then a wider one. They tend to draw your eye right in on the design. Lovely work.

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