It has been a busy and productive week - busy in a good way with fun fabrics, no pressure sewing and scheduled knitting and coffee breaks. I allowed myself a whole day to baste this quilt (it takes hours of procrastinating) and then another day to quilt and bind. It was the small hours of the morning when I finally finished the quilt, and by then the house was all quite. There was even a slight chill in the air. At last. Welcome Autumn!
This quilt is all about the fabrics so I have kept the quilting functional rather than decorative. I have quilted (ditch-stitched) all seam lines and then added an additional set of diagonal lines through all of the squares (cross-hatched). Very simple. The quilt feels so soft and drapes beautifully. You can't but run your hand over the fabrics.
For the back of the quilt I have used a single cheerful yellow, floral fabric by Yuwa Fabrics (Simple Bouquet in Yellow) - a Japanese Import fabric of such fine quality. I've had this fabric in my quilt-back stash for a few months and have been holding onto it for just the right project, and this was the one!
I was indecisive about the binding fabric - my original plan was to use a pink binding fabric - but in the end I went with a classic black/white stripe fabric which complements both the quilt back as well as the front.
This quilt is for sale and is now listed in my Etsy Store.
You'll find the listing and all the details here: Modern Patchwork Quilt.
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