Fat Quarter Shop has teamed up with Art Gallery Fabrics to offer this fun (and free!!) Odori Quilt pattern and I was honored to be able to test the quilt pattern for them. The Odori quilt looks complicated, but is surprisingly straightforward and simple to assemble!
This was my first time using all AGF fabric for a quilt and I was so impressed with the sophisticated prints and colors! One funny story about my quilt: The original fabric I chose as the binding ended up being too busy with the rest of the quilt top. I wanted something simple and dark that would frame the quilt nicely. I loved the deep teal floral print I used in the quilt blocks, but didn’t have quite enough left over for the binding. I figured out that if I cut the binding at 2″ wide (instead of my regular 2.5″) I would have just barely enough! So below I have a shot of my skinny binding, which worked out just fine and I love the deeper color against the blush pink background. Rarely does a quilt go together exactly as planned, but I love that you can almost always figure out how to make things work. 🙂
If you want to make your own Odori quilt, you can find the quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s blog HERE. Along with the free pattern, there is also a super helpful video to guide you as you sew and assemble the quilt blocks. Happy sewing!