This is another quilt that has been “in the works” for quite a while. After making a “Hopscotch” sample for Camille in December 2011, I knew I wanted to make my own version but simply couldn’t decide on fabrics. I taught this quilt as a class at a retreat at Ruby’s Inn at Bryce Canyon last February and used a couple of Vanessa’s Simply Color Jelly Roll strips to start my sample blocks. After making just a couple of trial blocks with those fabrics I knew I’d found the fabric I wanted.
At the time I was going to use a solid grey for the alternating diamonds, but after seeing the grey pin dot in Happy Go Lucky, I decided that was the grey I needed, so the quilt was put on hold while I waited for the yardage to arrive in shops. I finally got the blocks and quilt top put together this June while at a retreat….
And then I couldn’t decide on quilting. At first I was going to try some straight line quilting, but I talked myself out of it, worried I would somehow mess it up. I decided to take it to Abby last weekend, and she suggested chevrons…
I am absolutely in love with the quilting. The chevrons keep the modern feel and yet don’t overwhelm the quilt which has a strong graphic design and is made with some pretty bold fabrics. I used the pre-made Moda Bella bias binding in aqua which seemed to be the perfect accent. I’m glad I went with a solid instead of using one of the fabrics in the quilt which might have been a little “too much.”
I also went with a grey Moda Bella solid on the back (the one I was originally going to use for the star points). I love how the chevron quilting really shows up on the grey.
My binding pile is starting to pile up…maybe I can get some finished up over the long weekend. More pictures to come after the binding is complete!
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