I am pleased to share my Cool Waters Quilt that is published in the January 2021 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. This throw size quilt is a block full of triangles. It is easy to piece and I love the calming color way.
This is the cover of the January issue to look for. It is packed with great projects to sew this winter.
Here is the full Cool Waters quilt in all its glory. I loved the way a secondary pattern appeared in the design as the blocks were sewn together. By limiting the fabric choices, I think it seems crisper and simpler even with all those triangles.
I designed my quilt with EQ8 Quilt Design Software. It is a regular pieced quilt block. It makes it so easy to try different fabrics and combinations of colors. I could add or remove blocks until I got the size of quilt that I wanted.
Here are all my stacks of pieces. EQ8 gave me a handy rotary cutting guide to help cut all the patch shapes. I print it out and scribble all over it as I cut things out and take notes.
I Pieced the larger triangle modules first to make it easier to assemble.
This is a common scene when I am in the middle of a project. Pieces of fabric and notions everywhere!
I used free motion quilting to quilt a paisley all over design on this quilt to finish it off. I usually quilt on a Bernina domestic machine.