The Weight of Love Quilt class
pattern by Libs Elliott

The Weight of Love design caught my eye right away. What’s not to love about hexagons?! I figured it would be some seriously complex piecing but it’s really just a matter of being organized and sewing a heck of a lot of partial seams.

Libs Elliott is a local quilter, who I’m delighted to say took her first quilting classes at the workroom. Libs has really created an incredible style of quilt design that uses computer generated design. I can’t properly explain it, but it’s inspiring and you should check it out!

Once I had finished my Quilt As You Go Carryall, I knew I needed to keep going with that colour selection and use it in a quilt. This one seemed like the perfect place to show off these fabrics. I just realized that scraps from my latest Camber Tee & Everyday Skirt also make an appearance in this quilt. Talk about being matchy-matchy!

I have to admit that I’m a sucker for a clever ruler since I discovered the Triangle Squared Ruler and the Pathways Ruler. This quilt puts the Hex N More ruler to work and you can easily cut hexagons, half hexagons, jewels and 60 Degree triangles from strips of fabric with it.

I pieced most of this quilt on my new vintage Singer Celery Featherweight machine. It was really fun to sit at this little machine and piece together this quilt top with its’ perfect straight stitches. I’ve had my eye out for a Celery Featherweight for a few years now, so I was over the moon to find this one is such great condition.

For once, I finished up the quilt top pretty quickly after the class was done. It’s in the quilting queue for the Bernina Q24 longarm. I’ve got plans to quilt it and bind it just the way it is, rather than add a background. I can’t wait to tackle the odd shape.


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