Cool Tones color block quilt

Cool tones color block quilt 1

I love the tones and texture of this fabric, and the clean, modern look of keeping it simple.  The fabric is Andover Textured Solids in fat quarters of amethyst, hyacinth, laguna, galaxy, peacock, ripple, envy, and toxic.  This fabric is amazing – it has almost a looseweave linen-type texture that made me want to reconsider using it in a quilt and sew it into skirts and blouses, instead.

Cool tones color block quilt 2

The quilt is approx 50″ square, backed and bound with Robert Kaufman’s Interweave Chambray in color Wisteria.  At first, I couldn’t decide how to quilt it – that is, whether to break with the vertical patterning, or echo it with the quilting.  I always agonize over the quilting pattern, it’s so difficult for me to visualize what it will look like when it’s done!  In this case, I chose the latter, and was really happy with my decision.  So as to not over-emphasize the quilting, I bought threads to match each of the color blocks, then freehand quilted vertical lines paralleling the blocks approx 1.5″ apart.

Cool tones color block quilt 3

I’m not sure that this size and shape of quilt is very useful – it would work well as a wall hanging, I suppose, but not so well on a bed, and maybe a little short for a throw?  But I do like how the dimensions show off the blocks of color.

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2 comments on “Cool Tones color block quilt

  1. great! makes me think of a great playmat, beach blanket, etc…..

  2. The choice of colours blends so well and i think the quilting is perfect. It adds to the simplicity of the design which is what I think makes it so effective.

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