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Gloaming Blog Hop!

Hi friends!

Today I am posting about a wonderful new fabric line called Gloaming. The fabric is by Shelley Cavanna for Benartex.

I met Shelley at Quilt Market last fall and she is just sew nice and we had a lot of fun chatting. So when she asked if I was interested in being part of her blog hop, of course I said yes!

I knew right away which of my patterns I wanted to use. I wanted to make a crib size Boston Bricks quilt.

Boston Bricks


It is a quick quilt to make and is great for showing off prints. I picked 8 fabrics and a white solid. 

Here was my stack of Fat Quarters.

Boston Bricks quilt


And here is the quilt top! I love it!

crib quilt
Boston Bricks in Gloaming!


One of the things I like about my Boston Bricks pattern is you can use a strip from all the prints in the quilt for a scrappy binding. Scrappy bindings add a really great touch to a scrappy quilt. 

scrappy binding


Now, I had wanted to have the quilt top done and all quilted by today but …. well. It’s not all done. Here is the thread color I chose for quilting. I love using this bright green; it works in so many quilts.

Thread for quilting


This shade of green is a little darker than I sometimes use but I think it works with all these gorgeous prints. It just seems to pop without totally taking over. I think I have said this before, but to me, a light green threads works as a nice neutral.

Wavy quilting


And I have some of the quilting done. What do you think? I like this meandering, wonky line of stitching. I don’t have to worry about being a certain distance apart and people noticing if they lines aren’t straight- because they aren’t! And it is fairly quick to quilt the top this way.

Would you like to win some of this amazing fabric? Benartex is giving away a FQ bundle to one of my readers! So leave a comment on this post and you will be entered for a chance to win the fabric. I will close the comments on Friday night, March 9th at 9pm MST. (Sorry, US addresses only.) Good luck!

Would you like second chance? If you are on Instagram, follow me @seamslikeadreamquilts and leave a second comment here on this post with your instagram name (@___) and you will have 2 chances to win a bundle of this amazing fabric!

Giveaway is closed! Thank you to all who entered!

Here is the whole blog hop: 

And you can go to the Benartex blog to see more! Click here.

Gloaming Week Schedule
Monday: Introducing Gloaming – interview with Shelley Cavanna
TuesdayGloaming Hop – Cara Cansler @Sew_Colorado and Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse@patchwork_posse
Wednesday: Gloaming Hop – Karen Foster of CapitolaQuilter@capitolaquilter and Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream@seamslikeadreamquilts
Thursday: Gloaming Hop – Julie Cefalu of The Crafty Quilter@thecraftyquilter and Rene Stout @QuiltingNona
Friday: Shelley’s Virtual Trunk Show

happy quilting,



92 thoughts on “Gloaming Blog Hop!”

  1. I just quilted two baby quilts with wonky lines–I was really surprised at how great it looked considering it was so fast! Your quilt turned out great!

  2. i frequently use the “organic” wavy lines to quilt projects. i like the feel of movement it gives the quilt. love your bricks quilt, much more interesting than squares alone.

  3. Gloaming is a beautiful fabric line and Boston Bricks is a great quilt to show it off. The simple quilting is really all it needs.

  4. I like the Boston blocks quilt in gloaming fabrics it really pops. I really liked your quilting with the light green thread never would have thought of it. Like yuour sight also.

  5. Wavy lines are a technique I often use on quilts also, especially ones that are mostly square blocks.

  6. Love your wavy quilting with the darker thread.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  7. Your quilt is beautiful–and I do like that quilting–I am trying to learn more about machine quilting and this looks interesting to try.

  8. Love your beautiful quilt and the wavy line quilting! I often quilt with the wavy lines, in a color of thread that pops out a little, too.

  9. Cool pattern. Beautiful quilt! Amazing fabrics!! Have a fun day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  10. Love your quilt and those gorgeous fabrics! I use wavy lines and green thread often — they go with so many things.

  11. Love the way your quilt turned out! I am always looking for fun baby quilt patterns, so I now have this one on my list!

  12. Wow, this is such beautiful fabric, much needed at the end of winter, right?! Love what you made with it, but I have to say I also love your Portland Parks pattern which caught my eye. πŸ™‚ I have a US address.

  13. I like quick easy patterns and easier FMQ. Both are winners in my book. The Wavy line quilting will go on two quilts I am working on now. Love the fabric palette.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. I absolutely agree with you about light green being a neutral! I’ve been doing that on quite a few quilts recently and have been surprised how well it works.

  15. I like the look of your green thread. I think it adds just the right amount of contrast to your quilt. I like your pattern, too.

  16. Love the colors in the new Gloaming collection. I’ve done some wavey line quilting and really love how to looks. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  17. What a great quilt pattern!! Depending on your fabric choices it works for men, women, boys and girls! Thank you for the opportunity to win some of this beautiful fabric!

  18. A great way to use a FQ group! I too use a lot of green thread in my longarm quilting from Lt sage to Lt yellow-green to downright chartreuse. Customers are always amazed at how well it looks, despite their reservations.

  19. I just love this bundle of fat quarters. I also would love to make this quilt for myself. Thank you for this chance to try and become a winner. Really love these blog hops. Learn so much and so many talented designers sharing their creativity with us.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal. net

  20. I like using wavy lines for quilting. I’ve never thought of a light green as a neutral but am going to try it.

  21. This fabric line is gorgeous – it has all my favorite colors! I can’t wait to see it in person.

  22. Your quilt is fabulous! With all of these vibrant fabrics being used this way is always such a great choice! Due to the fact that we get to show off any and all of the special sections that we really like, for whatever reason. I would love to win a fat quarter of this beautiful fabric and use it in a quilt just like yours! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day!

  23. Your wonky lines are perfect for this quilt! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  24. I have never tried quilting with wavy lines but i do like how it looks. It makes me think of tree bark. Also I liked your comment about using green thread as a neutral for quilting. I will give that a try!

  25. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors, and the subtle prints create an overall sparkly effect. The design is perfect for showcasing this beautiful fabric. Thanks for sharing this!

  26. Boston Bricks is Great pattern!! Your quilt is Beautiful!! Gloaming makes it sparkle for sure!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! πŸ™‚

  27. I really like the controlled scrappy look of your quilt. Wonky line quilting is one of my go-to finishes.

  28. Thank you for sharing your design and gorgeous quilt, even if you didn’t complete it yet. I am all about showing work in progress and not be stressed about finishing. Your design really shows off the fabrics so well. The white introduced there makes all the difference.

  29. I make lots of baby quilts for a ministry, so I love your pattern and especially with this line of fabric.

  30. These fabrics are so pretty and I love your pattern using them! I’d love to win this bundle!

  31. I already follow you on IG=–I think that happened when you came to Boulder for Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild! I’m judyforkner

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