I have been dying to share this quilt with you!
(click on the quilt to see a larger image)
For those of you visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome! I hope you will take a few moments to look around the blog and visit for a while. I have lots of free projects and tutorials that you can download. I also have a free monthly newsletter that you can sign up for here and you can see lots of photos of my work here. I am also a sponsor of the Blogger's Quilt Festival so I want to encourage everyone to enter a quilt. There are lots of categories and lots of prizes.
Now, let's get on with the show.
I made this quilt on 10 days and that's a miracle for me. I learned the kaleidoscope and puzzle blocks techniques from Paula Nadelstern and I periodically keep in touch with her. A recent email exchange turned into a request to make a quilt for Benartex from her new fabric line, Fabrique-istan. Today this quilt is on display in the Benartex booth at Quilt Market. Every fabric in this quilt is from her new line. It's the first time I've worked with such a limited palette but it wasn't challenging at all because her fabrics contain wonderflul lines and color shifts. There are so many ways to use the images on her fabrics.
The border is made from pieces that are 3" x 2" and the corners are HST blocks finished at 3" square. The quilting is a lot of stitch in the ditch and cross hatching. None of it shows, of course!
All 9 blocks in the quilt are made from this block, number 1136b in Blockbase. Here are close ups of 8 of the blocks (one photo didn't turn out).
Be sure to check out all of the other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.