|"Cushion Cut Quilt" pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts. Pattern by Caroline Greco of Nightingale Quilts.|
|I made the throw size and it is five feet wide by seven feet long. My husband is standing on a milk crate behind this quilt and it's still lying on the grass at the bottom.|
|See what I mean about the "Natural History" fabrics? Look at that cushion cut gem smack in the middle of a cushion cut block. I love it! :)|
|Here's another one with the cushion cut gem near the top of the block.|
|I do love the Kona fabrics so much! As usual when I am taking quilt photos lately it was stormy and windy here. The quilt was flapping like a flag in the wind. It does make for good lighting though to get the colour to really pop.|
I was on a tight time line as it took me a while to make up my mind what fabrics I was going to order. I wound up using a "Brights" and a "Classic" fat quarter bundle from Mad About Patchwork. I didn't use all of the fabrics in the bundles but I needed a good variation of tones to choose from. Originally I was just going to use the brights but then I broke open the classics too which were on hand for another project. (I still have enough for that project though.) The awesome thing about Kona fabrics is they don't go out of print!
To save time and thread I chain pieced at every step of the way until I got to the final blocks and was ready to put the top together. The blocks themselves form the sashing which is wonderful for someone like me who really dislikes sashing. I used 8 strips from a jelly roll of Kona brights to make my rainbow binding. I really love how this quilt turned out!
Caroline has offered to give a free copy of her PDF pattern to one lucky reader of my blog.
The "Cushion Cut Quilt" pattern will be available in Nightingale Quilt's Craftsy shop. Click the follow button over there to ensure you don't miss it! I think she might have another cool 3D design in the works too.
Please visit some of the other testers to see their versions of the quilt. You can also see even more in the hashtag #cushioncutquilt on Instagram.
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Linking up with "Finish It Up Friday". I actually had this finished last Friday but waited to post today for Caroline's Pattern release schedule.