Here is the big reveal! This is what I did with all those gorgeous solids I showed you in the previous post…
I saw this quilt in my April 2010 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting and fell in love. I loved the bright colors and the modern design. I stalked Kona sales online for a couple weeks until finally ordering the whole lot from Fabric Depot. When my order arrived in the mail I found that some of the colors were a little too close to each other in shade. I supplemented from some Kona solids from JoAnns, just a few. I really need one of those Kona color cards!
The pattern calls for assorted bright solids so I just picked what I liked in a variety. When it came time to pair them up I laid out the stacks of colors and started putting them together starting with stack one and then all of stack two. That way there were no duplicates. The white is Kona Snow and the sashing and borders is Kona Teal Blue. The teal is the same color they used in the magazine and I thought it was so stunning that I decided to make it just like the quilt in the magazine.
I used a design wall at the retreat for block placement. Which was huge in being able to place blocks and step back and take a look. It was a little tricky as some of the blocks looks similar but in different shades. I didn’t want those too close together if I could help it. At the same time I was trying not to sweat it too much knowing that when it was all together it probably wouldn’t be too obvious.
The quilt measures about 76” x 89”. I will probably quilt it like they did in the magazine with a water ripple pattern in the blocks and a small stipple everywhere else. We will see if I change my mind.
I love how the blocks look like doors. And I put some colors together purposely to represent some of the people I love. Like my daughter’s door is in her school colors and so is my son’s. My husband’s door is in two shades of his favorite color and mine is in two shades of mine. The cool thing is that if our tastes or change or when school colors change we can more to a different door in the building. Do you see your door?