For my version of the quilt, I picked out fabrics from Frances Newcombe's Utopia line, from Katarina Roccella's Indelible line (Spirodraft Carbon), and from Katarina's Recollection line (Cuneiform Script Cast). It's not a great photo, but I love, love, love how these fabrics play together!
The Fractal Quilt Pattern uses Y seams. Yeah, I know what you are thinking because that's what I thought. Y seams? Usually, it's a no thank you, but the pattern looked so fun that I had to give it a try. Conquer my fear of Y seams, I must!
The pattern uses the Creative Grids Kites Plus template ruler. It was the first time I'd used that template ruler shape for making Y seams and I have to say that I was pretty impressed. The Creative Grids template has a little hole in the ruler where you can mark your 1/4" seam.
It worked beautifully. Look that that Y seam! :D
And that join!
The centres aren't all that perfect, but most of them are. Woo hoo! Happy dance!
Despite my vow to 'stick to the pattern', I took a little detour. I decided to do three by three colour wheels and used more of the Spirodraft Carbon for the background. I think the Spirodraft is perfect for the background.
I also decided not to add pieces to square up the corners of the quilt. I think that will be a first for me.
And there's my little helper trying to hold it up to show the full top. The top finished at 73" by 54" - a great large throw quilt.
Since I changed up the layout of the front, I wanted to use the 'leftovers' for the back with this Utopia print.
This was like putting together a puzzle and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
The top and backing layered...
Wouldn't it be fun to do a spirograph-style quilting on this? I have a few fun ideas for the quilting so I better get cracking!
Check out what the other participating AGF Stitched bloggers have done with this pattern:
Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting
Christina Lane of Sometimes Crafter
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Riane Menardi of Vessel Quilts
Afton Warrick of Quilting Mod
M-R Charbonneau of Quilt Matters (oui, c'est moi!)
Jess Frost of The Elven Garden
Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline
Rachel McKeeman of The Floral Suitcase
I can't wait to see what they did with it!
Oh, and Y seams? No more fear, baby! :)