Coming home from Quilt Market, I knew I had one project that I really wanted to take on, just for me – well kinda. I had gotten the EZ Quilting template over the busy summer months, and was inspired by a painting seen while shopping online for a challenge quilt to be entered into Quiltcon. I ended up calling the quilt Maverick, because it’s kinda outside the norm…here’s more –

Maverick by Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com

I pulled out my Match Maker, and the collection of Bella’s that I had on hand and wanted to include, and came up with a plan.

Maverick by Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com

Then spent hours piecing the quilt top into rows, and a few more hours quilting it! I didn’t want to piece every triangle in the rows, I thought it would be distracting to have unnecessary seams when it was all the same fabric. So my biggest challenge was to determine the length of strip to cut between each triangle piece. It wasn’t too hard though! Just took some trial and error, with a little math thrown in.

Maverick by Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com

I’m so excited about the results! I love the movement in the quilt!

Maverick by Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com

To quilt it, I pulled out my ruler, and bounced the needle between the shapes. It’s really a fun way to add loads of texture, and highlight the piecing.

Maverick by Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com

I’ll be waiting this month, with the 1100 other quilters that entered quilts, to see if this quilt will be hanging at Quiltcon in Pasadena next year. Did you enter a quilt? Leave a link, I’d love to check it out!

Quilt Stats:

Made with Bella solids, and Crossweave in black

Measures 61″ x 75

Quilted with random straight lines in the background only.

Thanks for stopping by –

Amy