Saturday, August 29, 2015
Cushion Cut Quilt Pattern Release
Happy Saturday everyone! I have a really fun quilt to share this morning and a giveaway :-)
This is the Cushion Cut Pattern from Caroline at Nightingale Quilts - I was one of her pattern testers. I knew as soon as I saw this that my child would LOVE it and since she has a birthday fast approaching I thought this would be the perfect birthday quilt. Caroline is an excellent pattern writer, her illustrations are clear and concise and I'd recommend her patterns to any and everyone. Even beginners could make this quilt and feel like rockstars.
I used all Kona cottons - this was a perfect place to apply some of the color theories I've been sharing in my 52 Weeks of Color for Quilters series. I used pure colors for the centers and tints and tones for the outsides of the jewels. My blocks are 18" and my finished quilt size is 54"x72".
I did dense straight line quilting on the white sashing - not quite matchstick but 1/4". I added one line of quilting inside the jewel to echo the shape and add the look of another facet. It felt like the quilting took forever but I love it so I'd say it was all worth it in the end. Of course it was impossible to make a quilt this size and keep it secret so my child has already claimed it and been using it since the minute it was done - which of course thrills me.
Caroline has this pattern listed in her Craftsy shop right now if you'd like to go check it out! She's also generously offered me a copy to give away, all you have to do is leave a comment right here by midnight tomorrow night (Sunday 8/30/15). I'll announce the winner Monday morning. Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks to everyone who entered Caroline's giveaway! My tiny in-house random number picker picked comment number 5 from Ella :-) I'll be emailing you your copy of the Cushion Cut Pattern. If you didn't win thanks again for entering and please check out Nightingale Quilt's Craftsy shop to see all her wonderful patterns!