In my last post I showed you my latest quilt pattern, called Connections. This lap-sized, teal version was made with 4 colours.
The teal version is made entirely with prints (although I made sure that every print read as a single colour. If you use prints with too many colours, you run the risk of the overall pattern not having enough contrast.)
The version I have to show you today is only made with 3 colours:
This baby quilt sized version is made in tan, white and orange. The tan fabrics are all solids and the white is actually a single solid white. The orange fabrics are predominantly prints.
I took my tan fabrics and divided them into dark and light piles so that the rings (dark tan) were discernible from the corner diamonds (light tan). The contrast is not strong between the two, but I think it works in those two areas. If two such similar colours were used between the background and the rings, for instance, the lack of contrast would make for a very different outcome.
I quilted this one myself and it was really easy to do. The grid configuration of the pattern meant it was very quick to mark out lines with my hera marker. I quilted a large scale diagonal grid through the rings:
Then I went back and sewed lines within the inner and outer edges of the dark tan rings (using my walking foot edge along the seams as a guide – no line marking required).
If sewing within the rings doesn’t appeal to you (burying threads – yuck) then you could simply increase the grid density as seen below:The backing was pieced from half yard cuts and the binding was scrappy – made from all the orange offcuts of the quilt top.
To see the meaning behind the name and design of the Connections quilt, pop over to read my last post (and see the teal, lap-sized version in more detail).
If you would like to sew your own Connections quilt, infused with your own special meaning, you can find the pattern here.