We are LOVING Jo Westfoot‘s Polaroid Quilt from issue 37 of the magazine, and if you fancy giving it a go, we’ve got the perfect fabric for you! The lovely ladies over at Sew Hot have hand-picked a rainbow of charm squares from their stash for you to create your own version of Jo’s design. If you’re planning on whipping up your own polaroid quilt, snap up a pack for a fabric-finding shortcut. Each pack includes fifty-two 5in squares of designer quilting cotton, and the colourful selection grades perfectly from dark to light, making it a doddle to recreate Jo’s tonal effect. Get hold of a pack now over at bit.ly/Sew-Hot-Picture-It-Quilt.
If you’re making the quilt but already have a stash-full of fabric in mind, Jo’s quilt is a great way to showcase prints from your favourite collections, and a perfect chance to give fussy cutting a go to maximise the impact of your chosen fabrics. Think about your fabric orientation when you assemble the quilt (there’s nothing worse than completing your quilt only to discover that one pivotal print is upside down next to the rest!).
We talk you through exactly how to make your own polaroid quilt inside issue 37 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and as a little extra idea, check out Jo’s playful quilt label idea (above). It’s the perfect way to finish your quilt and everyone will have fun exploring your design to spot all the different motifs! Jo’s used quilting lines to compliment and highlight her polaroid squares, and added striking stripy binding to deliberately contrast her grey background fabric and brighten up the edges.
Sew Hot‘s charm fabric pack doesn’t include exactly the same prints as Jo has used (pictured above) – but it does include scallops, sail boats, kittens, swallows, trees and typewriter keys, AND a rainbow of colourful prints. So grab a charm pack today at bit.ly/Sew-Hot-Picture-It-Quilt and get quilting! Happy sewing everyone.