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I sketched up my original idea for the Stripe Crossing quilt back in 2016. It took awhile for me to actually write this pattern but I ended up submitting it to Love Patchwork & Quilting and it was in their October 2017 Issue 53. My first published pattern - so exciting for me! Since then, I have added a baby size and offered a solid color version along with this multi color design in both sizes.
For this quilt, I wanted a fun, punchy, summery vibe to the color palette. I NEVER work with browns but for some reason I was really drawn to the warm gold tones of Kona Toasted Pecan. This color combo scared me so I knew I had to try it.
I originally was testing out blues, pickle greens and grays for those small accent arrows. Any of those combinations would have been super fun but I felt like the blues were exactly the summery vibe I was going for. My final color choices are all Kona Cotton: Grellow, Gold, Toasted Pecan, Salmon, Tangerine, Punch, Blueprint, Lake, and White. I used a Doe Wide Back from Carolyn Friedlander for the backing. You can buy this exact quilt kit on Fabric Bubb here!!
I mean how vibrant is that?! It is electric. And as we were in the dreary rainy weather of January, this was brightening up my life.
I remember laying this quilt on the floor, wrinkling it up a bit and taking this photo. The second I saw it on my camera screen, I started dancing haha. It reminds me of ribbons and festivals and elephant ears and watermelon. I don't know but this quilt is just so playful.
I sent this quilt off to Kailtyn of Knot & Thread Designs. Usually when I send a quilt to be long armed I say "....well... I think I'll figure out what I want by the time you get to it..." haha. I am pretty indecisive when it comes to picking a quilting design. But, with this one, I KNEW I wanted bubbles. I wanted it to be like water and have really great texture. And boy, I could not have imagined a better quilt design this quilt.
Let's just take another moment of silence to really appreciate the bubbles....
Because the pop of Kona Blueprint is so fun and energetic, I thought it would be the perfect binding as well.
The throw size finishes at 60" x 66" and the baby finishes at 40" x 44". Fabric Bubb is carrying a custom quilt kit bundle for this exact version - throw size. It includes the top colors, background AND binding, all you'd need to get is your backing.
I also need to give a shout out to my amazing photographer Amy Wennerlind. She always does a stellar job capturing all the beauty in what I create. I don't think my final product would feel as finished if I didn't have her skills to help capture it.
I sent this updated pattern off to testers to make sure all my math was right for the new size and solid design versions. Let's take a look at all the beauty they created!
Brittany of Lo & Behold Stitchery made this really beautiful solid baby version. I love her train tracks photo too! The dusty blue with golden yellows is totally up my alley.
Lindsee (@sabramade) choose some Santa Fe prints by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel and some Kona solids. She made the multi color version in baby size and this is outstanding. I love love love it.
Emily (@toomanyronis) made this super adorable solid version but with prints. I love it. The snap to grid print by Kim Kight for Cotton + Steel is so fun and funky. I also love the pop of Amalfi in the accent arrows. Adorable adorable.
Carrie (@quiltsandcoffee) made this mint green beauty with a pop of purple and pink/coral accents. She is using a fun Tula Pink print for the backing and I can't wait to see this one finished. Ps. The dog nose/paws in the bottom of the second photo, such a good little helper.
Katy (@katyfaircloth) made this beautiful all print multi color option. It goes to show that this pattern is versatile and so fun to use fabrics from your favorite line.
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