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Cut from the same cloth

July 26, 2010

The inspiration for last week’s project was McKenzie by Dena Designs for Freespirit and the very funky Stacked Seating quilt by Ashley of Film in the Fridge. The pattern is available as a free download on the Robert Kaufman site. Here’s how it turned out:

Stacked Seating with McKenzie

The pattern instructions are somehat vague when it comes to cutting and trimming the blocks to get that wonky look. You could make this quilt twenty times over and it would be different every time! In the end, I thought I might have liked my blocks to show a bit more of the prints and colors, with a little less white. I though I’d test my vision with a slightly different quilt: 

McKenzie in a Stacked Coin arrangement

Same prints, same colors but in a super simple stacked coin arrangement with all the rectangles cut to the same size (3″ x 12″ finished). Now I can’t decide which one I prefer. The wonky version is more playful, but the regular rectangles show off the fabrics a bit better. The colors are wonderfully soft and feminine – a beautiful palette for a summer house or sunporch. You can make either quilt with a fat quarter bundle of McKenzie and the Kona coordinates. Just add white to the mix, and you can make your own wonky (or not) version of this quilt.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Marie Ireland permalink
    July 26, 2010 10:23 am

    As soon as I saw this quilt on Film in the Fridge blog, I just knew I had to make it!!! Love both your versions, the original definitely shows more of the solid/white & the second is so ordinary coin type quilt not showing as much solid. I vote for the original even tho it’s more work! Keep up the great ideas.

  2. kristel permalink
    July 28, 2010 10:01 pm

    I didn’t really like the pattern directions they came up with for that quilt; I figured if I tried it I would end up wasting ridiculous amounts of fabric and not be happy in the end with how it came out. The directions almost lead you to putting in more solid and less print, but I think I prefer it the other way around too. It’s a charming quilt, though. Those prints you used are really lovely. I’m not sure which quilt top I prefer.

  3. Jacqui VMS permalink
    September 23, 2010 7:38 am

    Being the symmetrical person that I am, I like the straight set better than the wonky one, though it’s cool too. This would be a great pattern to do with scrappy leftovers too. Love the fresh white with it!

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