The blue and white wedding quilt has gone off the the longarm quilter, I am really excited to see it quilted! I decided that I will gift it to my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas
I have two sons and I thought I better get a wriggle on and make a quilt for my youngest also. I have been promising him a new quilt since he did up his room and bought a new bed last year! He has very different taste to his brother and I struggled to find a pattern that I thought would work.
My good friend Paula Doyle of Green Mountain Quilts has a new book out called Easy Stack, it's a fun quick way of making kaleidoscope blocks with very little fabric waste. You stack four identical pattern repeats of your fabric and then cut your squares or rectangles, each block is different and you don't know what you will end up with 😀 Paula will be on the Quilt Show demonstrating this technique next week!
My son has decorated his room with an Asian theme and loves red, so I thought this fabric would be a great place to start.
I started by making 'bright hope' blocks - four identical rectangles surrounding a square, I then cut then into circles and machine blanket stitched them to larger black squares. I think they look like Chinese Coins, hence the name
I love how each one is cut from the same fabric but they are all different! I will border the centre with a large 10" border of the dragon fabric so that the full pattern is on show. I still have to put this queen size quilt together and I'm not sure yet how I will quilt it. My son has some ideas!!