A selection of almost 180+ different quilting cottons make up this quilt.
Each finished rectangle measures 2.25 inches x 3 inches.
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.
The finished quilt measures 54 inches x 72 inches.
This patchwork quilt is all about the fabrics and at the same time it is an excellent scrap and stash buster project. Working from stash is very satisfying and I love pulling out the many fabric "favorites"; working out what does and what doesn't go together, although generally I find that most of my stash plays nicely together. And of course sometimes the fabrics that clash the most make the greatest impact.
Whilst this quilt was strip pieced I did spend a lot of time and effort into randomizing the patchwork strips so that the eye isn't immediately drawn to the same fabrics that sit alongside one another. All of the fabrics that are fussy cut - the fabrics that feature an animal, bird, chicken, glasses - rather than randomly cut into, have been individually cut and pieced into a strip set. Some strip sets were taken apart and sewn together with pieces of other strip sets. Choosing and cutting fabric, and then piecing the quilt top is my favorite part of the process!
The quilt is quilted by ditch stitching all seam lines. Simple and functional rather than decorative quilting, and at the same time giving the quilt a lovely texture and a very nice drape. For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric from the Strawberry Biscuit collection by Elea Lutz which is a nice variation to my usual quilt back fabric!
But I could not go past using my signature black/white stripe fabric for quilt binding (by Timeless Treasures).
This quilt is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.
The quilt is available for immediate shipping and will be sent by
Express Post (for both domestic and international shipping).
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