It is Winter down under and it has been cold in Melbourne for the last few weeks! We even had a small chance of light snow earlier this week (which is most unusual), but I am thankful that snow did not eventuate. Dark and gloomy days however do call for an injection of color, and that is what this week's project has been all about. Color. Color. Color. And of course simple patchwork.
It is no secret that I have a decent size fabric stash - although I suspect I am not alone in this - and a significant part of that stash is a variety of Japanese fabrics that I have collected over a period of time. My collection of Japanese fabrics includes those by popular Japanese designers like Suzuko Koseki and Atsuko Matsuyama, and from Japanese fabric houses including Yuwa Fabrics and Lecien Fabrics.
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For this quilt I have pulled out my favorite Japanese prints and combined them with fabric stash basics (dots, checks, stripes, gingham) and designer quilting cottons.The quilt design is simple: patchwork squares and quarter Log Cabin blocks (quarter Log Cabin Blocks have either one or two "rounds" of logs). The layout of the different units is random.
Color Splash Quilt
Quilt top measures 48 inches x 60 inches.
15 rows of 12 units ~ a total of 180 units.
Each finished unit measures 4" x 4".
All fabrics are quilting cottons and includes many Japanese prints
that have been fussy cut to feature a novelty item.
I love how the quilt turned out! It is exactly how I imagined it when I set out to create a quilt with a splash of color. What's more this week the photos seemed to roll of the camera effortlessly, hence the many photos ... and there is a lot to see. Enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by,
A Color Splash Quilt - The Finished Quilt 2016
Japanese fabrics are available from:
Pink Castle Fabrics
Little Crafty Shop (AU)
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