This pattern came about while I was playing around with some scrap strips and slicing them to see what I could do. I'm thinking that I should really play around with scraps more often, because I love the result! It may look difficult, but seriously y'all, if you can sew strips together and use a rotary cutter, you can make this quilt. The other neat thing, is that the placement of the white sashing means that the block comes together with very minimal seam matching.
All of my leftover fabric was used to make a scrappy backing, and I am loving how the sunlight is shining through it in this photo. I had a tough time deciding on a binding color though. Since I didn't have a clear preference for a specific color, I went with the blush for the sake of practicality- I already had enough of the most vibrant blush fabric in my stash. Waste not, want not!
Another little note about the colors here. I use tons of navy and teal/aqua in my quilts, but this shade of blush/peachy pink is one that I almost never use. I realized that I have collected a few fabrics in this color here and there, and they have been sitting in my stash for awhile, so I purposely tried to find a home for them in this quilt. I think the color looks soft and fresh against the navy and teal, and although it's not a usual color choice for me, I like it!
I just love creating patterns that look much more difficult than they really are. The Carrelage pattern is available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops, and I hope you'll take a look if you're looking for a quilt with some wow factor!
My, oh my! The links in last weeks party were scrumptious. There was so much fun inspiration with every single click, like this Rainbow in a Box quilt by Snug Harbor Quilts.
Carol Quilts Sometimes shared this Dresden quilt made with Priory Square fabrics. Such a beauty!
And this Rainbow Stars quilt by Twiggy and Opal is just amazing. The entire thing only measures 15.5" square, and those teeny black squares in this mini are only 1/4 inch finished. That is crazy and awesome, all at the same time!
This week, I think I could have picked about five more that were truly gorgeous, so if you didn't get a chance to really browse through last week's links, you should definitely take some time to be inspired. I have no doubt that this week's party will be full of awesomeness, too!
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