Sunday, May 1, 2016

Easy As (Summer) cot quilt

Using some of my 'textile preservation collection', I grabbed these Kate Spain charm squares and some yardage that I also had in the stash to create a pattern from 'Me and My Sister Designs' book ('Simple Quilts - Easy As 1, 2, 3', publisher That Patchwork Place/Martingale, authors Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobsen).

I used the pattern 'Easy as 10' (which, coincidentally, was also made in the same Kate Spain for Moda 'Terrain' fabrics!).  I had two charm packs so split the fabrics into a pinks/oranges/greens pile and a blues/purples pile - the second quilt top is waiting for me to quilt it up.

The backing fabric was in my stash and had exactly the right mix of colours for this quilt! And the binding was a nice bright teal solid, with the quilt finishing at 37" x 47".

I really liked the way that the pattern quilt was quilted, so followed the same design as used in the book, of a circle around each square and a flower inside each square - good free motion quilting practice!

For the wide strips I did a kind of 'hour-glass' loopy design to keep some curves without having too much going on over top of such a busy print background.

And I am sure I had snuck outside while the cat was inside but he takes his 'quilt inspector' role very seriously and managed to find me out there...