Modern approach to a traditional star block design: Quilt pattern FADED
The second quilt pattern for my upcoming fabric line DAY IN PARIS is called FADED. As I mentioned this new collection is expected to arrive in stores by April 2019.
Faded is a larger lap size quilt 73" x 73". It is based on a very traditional block setting: Just a grid of stars. The only thing is: The stars fade into the background by exchanging some of the print pieces with a solid background piece. The more of the print pieces disappear, the less you can recognize the original star block. So the complete pieces look nearly as randomly thrown onto the surface.
Faded is pretty easy to sew. if you know how to sew a half square triangle, you have everything needed for this quilt. I love to trim my HSTs very accurate with the Bloc Loc ruler.
For the color story of this quilt I picked only the cool part of the collection: the hues of chartreuse, grass, aqua and indigo. I used a couple of fat-quarters, and I can imagine how different it would look in a warm or a neutral color palette.
When it came to quilting I wanted to pick up the traditional grid setting again and found a motif, which leads back to the tile character of a block setting.
You want to make your own version of FADED? Get your pattern right here
Stay tuned for two more brand-new patterns to come.
FREE QUILT ALONG BLOCKHEADS 2018
Wow, this one is huge, 24" square (it is the only one block in our sampler quilt this large). It actually took me a couple of hours to finish this block, which could be a mini-quilt.
Maybe a mini-quilt as a table topper? I guess it would look great on a square kitchen table.
Corey creates fresh, modern and cozy fabric lines for Moda. And if there is an appliqué block in Blockheads, Corey finds a pieced alternative, like for the one "Basket and Vine" of Jan Patek: here is Corey's pieced version.
Don't miss the other blockheads involved in this project:
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilt
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles
Me & My Sister Designs
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Stacy Iest Hsu
Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique