Downstream Quilt Finish

This week's quilt finish is my new favourite! I've always been attracted to very graphic, modern and all-solid quilt designs and this one definitely fits all of the above characteristics.

The pattern is by Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl. I'm a huge fan of Yvonne's work and this design had been on my to make list for a little while. But for some reason, I thought this would be incredibly difficult and take a long time to sew. It really didn't! The design is so clever - it's really all about colour choices and colour placement. Although I'm not sure what happened, but I messed up and sewed a couple of the blocks incorrectly and I only noticed when the top was all sewn up so didn't bother with fixing it.

The fabrics are all Kona solids: Charcoal, Ash, White and Torch. I knew I wanted to quilt it with an all-over design but I really wanted the piecing and the graphic nature of the quilt to be the star of the show. How was I to accomplish that with such contrast between each colour?! I went with FMQ flowers all-over but used matching thread so had to stop and start multiple times.

I also wanted the quilting to show off the narrow strips in the design so I left those untouched so they "pouf" out a bit on the surface of the quilt.

The backing is a gorgeous print I purchased a while ago from the Fabric Snob

The binding is Kona Charcoal with a tiny strip of the Kona Torch just for fun.

The details:
  • Pattern: Downstream by Quilting Jetgirl
  • Size: Lap (56.5" x 72.5")
  • Fabrics: Kona Charcoal, Ash, White and Torch 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50 wt thread in white, dove and dark grey


  1. I love how this came together and the dense quilting in the background letting the angles pop works beautifully. Do you have plans for the finished quilt?

  2. This is awesome. I've always loved this design of Yvonne's too. Good for you for making it happen.

  3. Oh I love, love, love the way you quilted it. Nicely done!


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