A couple months ago I went into Modern Domestic here in Portland for some backing fabric for a different quilt. I, of course, left with the newest Amalfi fabric and a new Seeing Double quilt idea for no reason. This always happens to me. I just love that Seeing Double is a super crazy fast pattern. It really flies together in no time. I made it in an afternoon.
I used a couple Cotton + Steel basic prints and one print from Alexia's line Sunshine (the olive green fabric). Otherwise, all the fabric is from Amalfi from Rifle Paper Co. I love those little sunbathing ladies.
The stripe fabrics are printed on cotton lawn which is SOOOO soft and smooth. I kinda of wanted to make the quilt feel like it was moving in waves to really play up the Amalfi vibes. The idea of laying on a warm sandy beach or floating in the waves just bouncing back and forth sounds so soothing right now.
I had the hardest time getting good photos of the whole quilt top in my house but this is one I got before I sent it off to Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread Designs for long arming.
I had first envisioned a different quilting design for this quilt. I wanted something that mimicked waves but I accidentally sent too short of backing fabric. WOOPS! I was cutting and prepping this to be sent right after I found out my aunt passed away. I think my mind was elsewhere. Anyway, Kaitlyn had to load the quilt on sideways so the original design would have been vertical instead of horizontal. So instead, I decided to do the bubbles again. I love the bubbles and the texture they give to a quilt. Also - bubbles are very water/beach fitting as well. So it all worked out in the end!
I had a photoshoot last week with my super talented friend Amy Wennerlind. And I brought this final quilt along since I had been struggling to get any good photos. She of course, had no problems. I love her photography style!
The studio we have used is called Beast Daylight Studios in SE Portland. And this time, a giant beautiful green leafy plant was in the studio space. We decided to use it and it feels very palm/beachy to me.
The Seeing Double quilt pattern is the best beginner friendly quilt or the perfect quilt to just whip up when you want to create for fun and FAST. This throw size finishes at 59" x 67". The pattern includes three sizes, baby, throw and twin. I had no reason to make this quilt, so not sure what I will do with it but I definitely want to make another one. haha. It's really an addiction I think these days.
If you want a fun, easy project or a perfect weekend quilt, Seeing Double is it. You can buy the PDF here or the Printed here. Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE when people tag me in their makes on Instagram! So if you'd made any of my patterns, please tag me and use the #thencamejunepatterns hashtag.