I had mapped out a plan for the quilt in EQ7 and then when the fabrics arrived I decided to go a completely different direction. Sometimes you just have to go where the fabric takes you ;)
I used a block that is very similar to a Kaleidoscope block (it's called a Maltese Cross block in EQ7, I don't know if there is another name for it) alternated with a block that has HSTs in the corner. I don't know if it has a name, obviously I am fountain of knowledge here, ha ha!
I really love how the bright colors pop against the background fabric. The collection is beautiful together, but could easily be mixed with other collections. I wanted to echo the square-ish shapes of the background fabric with the quilting, so I did an organic. slightly wonky grid.
The backing fabric is a beautiful large-ish scale floral and the binding is black Pure Elements solid. The batting is Quilter's Dream Request loft, which is very low loft; combined with the lightweight Art Gallery Fabrics this quilt is perfect for warmer climates or summertime.
Finished size: 54" x 72"
This is definitely a collection you should add to your wish list. Take a minute to check out the other blogs participating in the blog hop, there are some AMAZING projects.
January 15th: Megan Jimenez from Quilt StoryJanuary 16th: Svetlana Sotak of Sotak handmade
January 17th: Sharon Mcconnell of Colorgirlquilts
January 18th: Rachael Gander of Imagine gnats
January 19th: Ali Brorsen of Because of Brenna
January 20th: Laura Scaramella of Simple Life Company
January 21st: Alexis of My sweet sunshine
January 22nd: Marija Vujčić
January 23rd: Hema Malini of Malini’s quilts
January 24th: Kristy Sachs - Rockbabyscissors
January 25th: Paul Hallinger aka Evildemondevildog
January 26th: Erica Jackman
January 27th: Kathleen Quilts
January 28th: The Tattooed Quilter
January 29th: Nicole - Lillyella
January 30th: Sari - Sariditty handmade
January 31st: Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s quilts