It feels great to finish another project! When I am working on a quilt a thousand new ideas for my next quilt project float around in my head. The closer I get to finishing a quilt, the faster and more focused I work. In reality however, once I have finished a quilt and tidied the mess made in the process, I am usually stuck for "what's next?".
Kona Modern Quilts - Quilt Back
Kona Cotton ~ Ash ~ with a patchwork panel from the Kona Modern Quilts Collection
I have had a wonderful week working on this quilt though! The Kona Modern Quilts fabric collection by Cynthia Frenette is not only a fun collection but the fabric is also a lovely quality. This in turn makes piecing so much easier, which is especially important when working with narrow sashing strips (just 1 inch wide).
I did get a little carried away with the quilting. My initial plan was to cross-hatch (straight stitching lines evenly spaced apart in a diagonal pattern over the whole quilt) with just a single set of diagonal lines. I then repeated this process twice more, outlining the existing stitching lines, creating a grid of three intersecting lines. I like it!
For binding I have used a red/white stripe fabric (this one by Barbara Jones from the Simply Sweet Collection). I think it adds to the suggestion of a nautical theme.
I have updated my Etsy Store. You can find the listing for this quilt here: Modern and Colorful Patchwork Quilt
Sunday Stash #146 - for details of the Kona Modern Quilts fabric collection by Cynthia Frenette
Kona Modern Quilts in Progress - including the details of all fabrics used.
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