Some Bella Solids Goodness

The Bella Solids quilt top is ready for the quilter…it was so much fun to play with these different fabric combinations.

Not only did I have a terrific time piecing each block, but I also had just as much fun picking out the color combinations. I used some tried and true combinations and also experimented with some combinations I’d been wanting to try.

If you haven’t played with Bella solids lately, I must say I highly recommend it! Although I must warn you that it might lead you to add quite a few more projects to your list.

When deciding on a setting I picked a straight setting and sashing without posts…I really wanted the block designs and the fabrics to be the “stars” of this quilt.

I also added a plain white border…again, I wanted the emphasis to be on the colors!

I’m hoping my quilter can do some type of custom star element in the center squares that will tie everything together…

And…I’m thinking about  a scrappy binding made from my leftover fabric strips. Here are the requirements for sashing and borders for my setting (be sure to measure your blocks and quilt length and width before cutting strips to allow for any differences):

  • 20 blocks finishing 9″ x 9″
  • 15 sashing strips 2 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
  • 4 sashing strips 2 1/2″ x 42 1/2″
  • 2 border strips 3 1/2″ x 53 1/2″ for left and right borders
  • 2 border strips 3 1/2″ x 48 1/2″ for top and bottom borders.

Set your blocks together in 5 rows of 4 blocks each using three sashing strips 2 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ on each row. Begin and end each row with a quilt block.

Use the 4 sashing strips between the rows. Then add the left and right borders and finally the top and bottom borders.

Your quilt will measure 48 1/2″ x 59 1/2″ before quilting and binding.

If you’re thinking about some Bella solids projects…there are New Bella Solids fat quarter bundles and precuts available next month (with charm packs, mini-charm packs and yardage available as well)!

Have you sewn with Bella solids lately?

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13 thoughts on “Some Bella Solids Goodness

  1. What a stunning quilt! This is the first time I’ve paid attention to it. I’ve been searching all morning . . . is there a simple link to the blocks? I’m having trouble finding them all. Thanks.

  2. This is just amazing! I think my mouth is watering, so pardon me. I’m not always a fan of sampler quilts, but this quilt really does show off all of the colors. It just insists on being looked at and admired.

  3. This is beautiful–I love the sashing setting so those blocks can really shine. Can’t wait to see what your quilter can do to complement your wonderful design.


  4. I just saw pictures of your finished quilt that is back from the Quilter… it is spectacular… thanks for sharing… and there is never too many pictures.. I love them..

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