The quilt I'm sharing today had been on my list for a long time - since November 2016 to be exact. It was the quilt of the month Modern Quilt Guild members had access to and because I'm a huge fan of its designer - Yvonne Fuchs from Quilting Jetgirl - I just had to download it. Yvonne has since added the pattern to her shop here. It's a great quilt with fabulous instructions - I highly recommend it.
Yvonne's version was in a gorgeous orange and cream. When I flipped through my Kona card, the Emerald green really spoke to me for some reason. I'm not sure why - green has never been my favourite colour. The contrast light fabric is Kona Pond. I'm super pleased with the result.
I really wanted to quilt this one with straight lines but the thought of marking all those lines just didn't appeal. So I stitched in the ditch where the blocks were sewn together in rows, stitched right down the centre of the blocks and again in the centre of these new lines. I completely eyeballed it and the lines came out pretty straight.
The back is a very inexpensive minty flannel I think I bought from Fabric.com a while ago. I had just enough of it for this project and it matches the Kona Pond pretty closely - I have had a few of these really happy coincidences lately which is amazing.
And I used Kona Emerald for the binding because just like what Yvonne did with her quilt, I really wanted the binding to "blend" into the quilt and not stand out too much.
- Pattern: Oh Happy Day! by Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl
- Size: 64" square
- Fabrics: Kona Emerald and Kona Pond
- Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2890 (dark green) in 50 wt