Fabric of the Year 2013

Fabric of the Year 2013 finished
Fabric of the Year 2013 finished


  • 100% cotton fabric
  • 100% cotton thread


  • Machine pieced
  • Longarm quilted



  • Year: 2013-2014
  • Size: 51”x54”
  • Fabric: various

Quilted By:

  • Colleen Granger



There were a lot of firsts in this quilt. This was the first time I arranged the pieces from the center out starting with white/lights. This process was also the first time I heavily used my camera as a tool to arrange the patches. I took a lot of pictures, converted them to black and white and rearranged according to the value indicated in the black & white photo. If a patch stuck out, I moved it. Of course, I didn’t move purple patches into the green section. Some of the patches look odd if you look at the piece close, but standing back the placement works. The gradation is a big improvement.

Fabric of the Year 2013 (back)

The back is a couple of Philip Jacobs prints. I got some comments that they clashed, but I like the boldness. I also used the wrong fabric for the sleeve! I got two quilts back at the same time and used the edge of the Russian Rubix, that was cut off to square up the quilt, instead of the edge of the Fabric of the Year 2013

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