Thursday, March 8, 2018

Odori Quilt {AGF Stitched with the Fat Quarter Shop}

Good morning, quilt friends! Today I'm joining in with the Fat Quarter Shop and Art Gallery Fabrics for the Odori Quilt Hop!

This is a fun strip piecing quilt that uses the spider web ruler from Creative Grids (not an affiliate link) and you can get the pattern here! The original quilt (and quilt kit!) uses Love Story by Maureen Cracknell -- I used the Bachelorette Fusion line for my quilt. 

The fun thing about this quilt is that you don't need that much of any one print! I enjoyed being able to pick out and play with these fabrics.

Since you cut your strips in different sizes, I used the two larger prints for my larger width strips. I also made sure that my strip sets had lots of contrast!

One little tip: If you stagger your strips when sewing your strip sets, you can usually get an extra triangle or two out of your strip sets! Use your ruler to estimate where to line things up.

Another tip! If you press half of your strip sets one direction and half of your strip sets in the other direction, you can nest your seams once you're putting your blocks together!

I like that just two different strip set arrangements can make different looking blocks! Here are all four of my blocks laid out before I made the larger blocks.

My blocks went together so easily! I also have to say that I am in love with the metallic polka dot background fabric. I think this is going to be a perfect little baby quilt! 

For the quilting, I did simple loops all over the quilt! I used some flannel for the backing and the quilting went so quickly!

I used the fun stripe from this line for the binding.

This is such a sweet little quilt!

Check out the other bloggers on the hop:

Kristina @ Center Street Quilts
Afton @ Quilting Mod
Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Karen @ Lady K Quilts
Kristen @ Meadowbrook
Kimberly @ Making Kate's Quilts
Alisa @ A Stitch In Between
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts (that's me!)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to share pictures of your own version of this quilt on Instagram with the hashtag #OdoriQuilt!

Sharing at Finish it up Friday!


  1. That is a beautiful quilt! I love the design that is made by the blocks.

  2. This turned out so pretty. I have to agree with you regarding the metallic polka dot print, what a great background.

  3. This quilt is a beauty in any color! I love yours!

  4. Wow, so cool! I love this spiderweb pattern and the fabrics are fabulous! Great job choosing just the right combinations of colors and contrasts to get such a terrific final set of blocks. Congratulations on a super finish, Alison :)

  5. I'm crazy about the quilting here! I so wanted to be brave and try my hand at some FMQing for my own Odori but opted to do an all-over grid. If I were a FMQer myself, I would have gone the same route as you. All those angles soften with big, loopy quilting. Well done!

  6. Great tip on staggering the strips for sewing!!

  7. Beautiful! That metallic dot really is a perfect background fabric :)


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