Fractal Quilt Pattern
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Happy Wednesday! Today I want to introduce you to my newest quilt pattern, Fractal. You saw a little peek of it in my Geometric Bliss Quilt Market post, but I wanted to take the time to chat about it a bit more. I'll be diving into the rest of the market projects next week!
As I mentioned last week, the design for Fractal was derived from one of the prints in my Geometric Bliss collection, Tessellate. It's one of my favorite prints from the collection, and I had a lot of fun playing around with the design for quilting. It was one of those quilts that turned out exactly how I pictured in my head. That's always nice, right?
The construction is super simple, and it's an enjoyable sew. It uses 20 fat eighths (9"x22"), so it's a great way to show off fabrics you might not have much of! It would be perfect for scraps as well!
I used Pure Element in Snow for the background, to really make the prints pop. I actually used light gray thread to quilt it! I know that sounds strange with white, but it gives the quilting a little more dimension and it blends really nicely with all the prints. It's the light gray Aurifil 50wt thread from my Favorite Things thread collection.
I used one of my very favorite vintage sheets for the backing. I still have a few full sheets of this print, I always have at least one on hand! It's just so fun and cheerful! I bound the quilt in Pure Element Cozumel Blue.
Fractal is another postcard pattern, so it comes printed on a single 4"x6" postcard! It's quick, simple, and straightforward. It's available as a PDF as well, which is printable on a single sheet of regular printed paper. You can find both in my shop!
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