This quilt has been in the making since May and it was so worth the wait. It is a busy quilt but I just love, love it.
I didn't use the solids like Oh, Fransson's version on the pdf pattern/ and went with a variety of prints with just a dash of solids The instructions are wonderful for the pattern and easy to follow. If you want to sew this pattern for yourself, Elizabeth has a great quilt along to help.
I do think the middle of this quilt is the most difficult thing I have ever pieced. It looks pretty large on the pattern photo but it really is about smaller size. How small is it you ask? 14" is the size.
Here are the outer borders and that is how I worked on this quilt. A border at at time, that made it manageable and doable
It took me two trips to my local quilt shop to figure out the fabric. Initially, I was going to recreate the solid one but couldn't get the fabric choices just right. A bit frustrated, I went home and decided to rethink my direction. Bright colors I wanted and with the help of Meredith (quilt shop owner not daughter) we picked these fabrics. I cut a small piece of each fat quarter and taped it onto the master color sheet. If I had not done this, I would have never been able to finish this one. You do reference this color guide all the time.
This border the one that resembles an "X" is my favorite, I love how the colors flow.
Are you tired of pictures yet? Sorry, well really just maybe a little sorry. The outer border did take the longest, lots of pieces and time. The finished size of the quilt is 80 x 80 but if you do not like a square quilt, just change up some of the monotone (gray borders)
Here is is one more time in all its colorful glory but just at dusk so the colors really softened with fading light.