I really liked the simplicity of the pattern. A super combination of nine patch blocks and sawtooth star blocks. How come I didn’t get this idea?
The nine patch blocks are strip pieced and are quick to make. As I had some “leftover” blocks, I made two matching cushion covers.
All three pieces were fun to make. Only working with these colours, summer comes into the house! All fabrics are Robert Kaufman from the collection Kona Solids.
I have used the following Kona Solids : Medium Pink with Ash Grey, Bright Pink with Pewter Grey, Kumquat Orange with Grellow Yellow.
Backing fabric is a duvet cover from IKEA. Used on both the quilt and cushion covers. The cushion covers have an envelope closure with a double layer of fabric : the flower pattern on top and calico on the interior.
I have quilted all three pieces in straight lines with the walking foot. The cushion covers only in one diagonal direction with dense stitching. And the baby quilt has stitches in both diagonal directions, but is not as dense as the cushion covers.
For quilting, I have used a stitch length of 4 mm. Quilting thread for the cushion covers is Superior Threads King Tut 40/3 cotton in color 962 – a grey variegated thread. The quilting thread for the baby quilt is my favourite from Amann Group Mettler Silk Finish Cotton in 40 weight and color 0331 light grey.
For the binding I have selected the Kona Solid in Bright Pink. It is such a happy and bright color!
And here two captures of the quilt sandwich with all the safety pins.
These pieces are going to the dog rescue center where I got Dotti. Also, both the Summer Sampler 2019 and the 2020 went to the rescue center as donations.
Baby quilt size : 54″ x 42″ / Block size : 6 x 6″
Cushion cover size : 18″ x 18″ / Block size : 6″ x 6″
Wadding : Natur Bamboo Blend by Rosello – 50/50 bamboo cotton blend
Quilting thread for baby quilt : Mettler Silk Finish Cotton 40 – color 0331
Quilting thread for cushion covers : Superior King Tut Cotton 40/3 – color 962
Happy quilting and stay safe!