Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Swatches Quilt 2.0

I have this other little project in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine this month (issue 9) - the Swatches Quilt.
This is a version of this mini quilt...

...which I made last summer. You can read about how I came up with the idea here.
I always thought it was a neat concept and so I was pleased when the magazine agreed and asked me to make a version for them.

I've improved it a bit by making the borders bigger, and I think the Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax that I used for the background works much better than the Kona Snow of the original.
I just think this is such a great way to show off some favourite fabrics, and it's a nice quick easy project.

I took this photo in the middle of making it. The sun shining through the windows of my sewing room made such a pretty effect.


  1. I do love the Essex...great switch!

    This would be fun as a bigger quilt too...great job picking fabrics that fool the eye where they are cut at the top!

  2. I like the pattern and it is a great way of savouring your favourite prints. Di x

  3. They are both lovely Jo! A great way to showcase some of your favourite fabrics :-)

  4. Hadn't thought of it as a showcase for favourites, but of course, you are so right.