This fun little quilt can be found in the Spring 2015 edition of Fons and Porter’s Scrap Quilts Magazine. It is 70 inches square (I know, an odd size, but I only had enough fabric to make a short twin quilt–or wide lap quilt).
This quilt was made with a fat quarter set of Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics line.
I used a paper piecing technique to create it. The Botanics line was fun, but I found some of the fabric colors were extremely saturated and vivid, while other fabrics were fairly muted. I wanted to create a pattern that could use all of the fabrics in a complimentary way.
I did a simple straight line stitch around most of the horizontal and vertical seams and in the inside and outside of the diamonds.
Working with the Botanics line was a lot of fun. I really enjoy using Carolyn Friedlander’s designs. I find the designs to be subtle, which lets the eye focus on the colors and design of the quilt. To me, her designs are perfect for quilting.
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