Another Cotton and Steel Quilt Top

This week has been a good week. After a miserably cold and wet start to Spring, we have finally experienced some warmer weather. It always amazes me how a few rays of warm Spring sunshine can instantly lift my mood and clear away those winter blues.

I am also doing a little happy dance because I have finished my Cotton & Steel #3 quilt top!Cotton & Steel 6.jpg

As mentioned in a previous post, I used a wonderful jelly roll-friendly pattern by Keera Job of Live Love Sew. This particular pattern was published exclusively in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Issue 31.

Keera is a talented designer of many wonderful quilt patterns. After emailing Keera about the availability of her Over the Rainbow pattern (prompted by a comment on my last post), I received a kind and gracious reply from her informing me that she is currently in the process of converting the pattern back to her original format. It will soon be available as both paper and pdf pattern in her online store.


For increased contrast with the vibrant Cotton & Steel feature fabrics, I chose to use a denim blue Homespun solid as the background fabric. The homespun colour is in fact “Slate”, not “Oxford Blue” as stated in my previous post. I do sincerely apologise for this mistake and will strive to be much more careful with my colour names in the future.

Although the warmer weather may lure me outside more often in the coming weeks, I hope to be able to start quilting this flimsy soon. In fact, I’m going to set myself the goal of finishing this quilt by linking up with Patty @ Elm Street Quilts for OMG (One Monthly Goal) November!

Deb 🙂

Linking up to OMG @ Elm Street Quilts, MCM @ Cooking Up Quilts, Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts and NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation!


17 thoughts on “Another Cotton and Steel Quilt Top

  1. Stunning Deb, those colours!!!, looking forward to the finished product when it is quilted. Good to see you’re getting some sunshine down there. Sending Hugs…….X


  2. Nice job. It’s hard for me to even consider quilting during the summer months unless it is on the long arm. That probably explains why I have 2 quilts that have been hanging around for years to be finished hand quilting!


  3. We are getting ready to go into that dark, rainy, and cold season here in Germany… so I get what you mean about sunshine being a mood lifter. If I keep in mind that I only have to make it until Christmas (that’s when the days start getting longer), it helps keep my mood lifted.

    Congrats on your #3 quilt top! Oh, I’ve seen this pattern before, and it’s a really nice one! The blue is a really nice contrast to make those yummy C&S fabrics pop!


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