Boho FUSIONS & EZMiter

 The Jean Jacket Quit

The Jean Jacket Quit

I just made a quilt that has the fit and feel of a jean jacket! It's perfect for sitting on the three seasons porch watching the sun set over Lake Monona. I made the Jean Jacket Quilt using a mitered quilt-as-you-go technique and acrylic template I designed that I'm calling "EZMiter."

 Boho Fusions by Art Gallery Fabrics.

Boho Fusions by Art Gallery Fabrics.

I also used a new micro-fabric line by Art Gallery Fabrics, some coordinating solids from their AGF Elements, as well as three of their Solid Textured Denims: Bluebottle Field, Canyon Sunset, and Scarlet Brick. AGF just released FUSIONS, a small collection of prints from a variety of their designers arranged into conceptual themes. One of the FUSIONS is this Boho FUSIONS, and it is perfect for me in every way. I was so excited when my friend Mathew of Mister Domestic asked me to join a party of makers showcasing FUSIONS and another new collection of small lines called CAPSULES. 

My Jean Jacket Quilt measures 45" x 66" and is made up of 108 EZMiter blocks. These blocks are comprised of a solid textured denim which serves as both front block border and backing. In each block center is a 5 inch square of Boho FUSIONS prints and coordinating AGF Elements. They are joined quilt-as-you-go style and appliqued down. To maximize the denim, I used raw edge applique so that it will fray over time. (If I were using a quilting cotton, I would have hemmed each block before appliqueing. But that's a story for another day...)

 The back is pretty dang cool, too.

The back is pretty dang cool, too.

I am in absolute love with how much fun it was to sew this quilt. The EZMiter template I made worked so well! I got mitered borders on all my blocks without the math or waste, and I was able to quilt it on my domestic machine as I went along. This is the most fun I've had sewing anything. Ever. Which is fitting for a sewing party, especially one hosted by Mister Domestic!

 This photo I texted Mathew of an abandoned layout, to which he said "No, use this layout!" Good advice. Some more good advice: always take photos, and always ask friends for input!

This photo I texted Mathew of an abandoned layout, to which he said "No, use this layout!" Good advice. Some more good advice: always take photos, and always ask friends for input!

In a few weeks, I'll be sharing how you can get an EZMiter template and patterns to try this out for yourself! Until then I will be trying out a few different EZMiter projects so I know just how to explain it all to you. 

 My very favorite print in this line. The colors are everything. That turquoise!

My very favorite print in this line. The colors are everything. That turquoise!

Make sure to check out the other sewists that joined the Mister Domestic's Sewing Party to showcase the new FUSIONS & CAPSULES lines from Art Gallery Fabrics...

Capsules will be first (April 17th - 21st)
  Monday, April 17: Cristy Stuhldreher (@loveyousew_) http://www.iloveyousew.com/
  Tuesday, April 18: Kitty Wilkin (@nightquilter) https://nightquilter.com/
  Wednesday, April 19: Sharon McConnell (@colorgirlquilts) http://colorgirlquilts.com/
  Thursday, April 20: Stephanie Palmer (@latenightquilter) http://latenightquilter.com/
  Friday, April 21: Nicole Young (@lillyellasworld) https://lillyella.com/blog/

The next week is Fusions (April 24th - 28th)
  Monday, April 24: Nicole Daksiewicz (@modernhandcraft) http://modernhandcraft.com/
  Tuesday, April 25: Tara Curtis (@WEFTYneedle) http://www.tjaye.com/
  Wednesday, April 26: Melissa LeRay (@ohhowsweetco) http://www.ohhowsweet.com/
  Thursday, April 27: Sarah Thomas (@sariditty) http://www.sariditty.com/
  Friday, April 28: Jennifer Rossotti (@jennrossotti) http://gingerpeachstudio.com/

Tara Curtis