I don't easily get attached to my quilts, but this one is a little different. The eclectic mix of fabrics used for this quilt, both fabric type and style, make my heart sing. These subtle colors and delicate designs are a combination of my special stashed fabrics; the zealously hoarded kind. I am however not afraid to use them.
The patchwork squares (all 374 of them) are small - just 3 inches finished - and make for an overall scrappy look. I estimate that I have used at least 150 different fabrics to make this quilt, turning my fabric stash upside down in search of the right patch of fabric. I have also mixed up fabric types, and have included designer quilting cottons, linens (and cotton/linen blends), feedsack, recycled vintage bed linens, and hand screen printed fabrics.
This quilt is all about the fabrics and I have kept the quilting simple by only outlining all of the seam lines, no cross-hatching required. Still, it was a lengthy process, with over (a quick calculation here for my numbers obsession) 90 yards of quilting, one stitch at a time, and plenty of quilt wrangling.
For quilt backing I have used a red polka dot on a white background (from the Delilah Collection by Tanya Whelan) which I have had in my stash for quite some time, and now feel the need to immediately re-stock!
I auditioned numerous fabrics for the quilt binding however found myself again drawn to the grey/white Lecien (Color Basics) fabric which I have used for several quilts in the last few months. All other - more saturated - fabrics framed the quilt too heavily and with too much contrast.
As usual, I have listed this quilt in my Etsy Store.
You can find the listing here : Modern Patchwork Quilt. SOLD
And as always, thank you for stopping by,