This quilt began as a fabric pull, many months ago, inspired by the teal and mint prints in Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics collection. It turned out that I had a number of solids and prints in my stash within the same color range, so I pulled them all to create a sizable stack of pretty, monochromatic fabrics. Not long after, I had the perfect project for them: a diamond quilt pattern created by Erica, a member of my circle in do. Good Stitches.
Lots of cutting, arranging, and piecing ensued, and eight hours later, I had a finished top.
I pieced a back from a few coordinating fabrics from my stash, including a favorite Japanese floral and a Marimekko stripe.
I stuck to straight-line quilting, using teal thread, which formed a pretty argyle pattern on the quilt's top, and a diamond pattern on the quilt's back.
I really love the restricted color palette of this quilt, and find myself gravitating more and more toward monochromatic quilts these days, especially when working with scraps.
In case you're interested, this quilt is now available in the shop.
Finished dimensions: 44" x 46"
Fabrics used include: Kona cotton solids by Robert Kaufman; Botanics prints by Carolyn Friedlander; True Colors Herringbone by Joel Dewberry; and a Chicopee print by Denyse Schmidt.
Quilt tutorial: Kissing Diamonds by Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting