I’ve been looking forward to showing y’all my Odori quilt I made for the Fat Quarter Shop/Art Gallery Fabric quilt along! You can download and print out your own copy of the FREE PATTERN here. I was extremely flattered when FQ Shop & AGF came calling to invite me to participate. I chose to use a collection that has had my heart all this past year. Just because a collection isn’t brand spanking new doesn’t mean it isn’t as good anymore. Katarina Roccella’s “InBlue” fabrics are simply stunning and I knew it would work beautifully in the Odori quilt pattern. I paired it with two fabrics from AGF’s Capsules Collection, #RaiseTheVolumeFabrics, Pure Elements Crystal Pink, and Solid Smooth Denim in Infused Hydrangia & Afternoon Sail. The combination quickly became one of my all-time favorites!
The Odori quilt looks like it may have to be foundation paper pieced but it isn’t. Using Creative Grids’ Spider Web Ruler, the effect is easily achieved and quickly too. The way the Odori quilt blocks are assembled is so clever that I was smiling while I pieced them together, and then laid out the quilt on my design wall. The quilt finishes up at 50″ square, which is a perfect size for a small couch quilt or even a generous baby quilt. It can easily be expanded on with more blocks, making a larger quilt. I think the square shape is wonderful and is most definitely my favorite for quilts.
This pattern is very reliable and made for a quick make, in my opinion. Honestly I was nervous about piecing the units together but this was an easy assembly. Lining things up worked amazingly well, and pinning was implemented every step of the way. I will say that watching Kimberly Jolly’s step by step video on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel was extremely insightful. I love FQ Shop’s YouTube Channel and have been watching regularly for years now. Thanks for all the hard work y’all put into your videos!
I hope that a lot of you will make your own beautiful versions of the Odori quilt too. I promise it is easy peasy! Be sure to check out The Jolly Jabber Blog by Fat Quarter Shop for more information and to see how the other guest bloggers stitched up their own wonderful versions of the Odori quilt. By the way, Rocky has already claimed my version for himself.