Cut from the same cloth
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:
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:
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.