Monday, July 25, 2011

Multi-Colored Quilt

The pattern for this quilt came from "A Gentleman's Haven Quilt" by Pearl Krush in her quilting book, Quilting for the Men in Your Life. I do want to note, however, that the colors I used are nothing like what Pearl Krush used and therefore I wouldn't say this is a man's quilt! I made it for a girl in her teens actually. She wanted rainbow colors. 
The main idea of this quilt is that you have strips of three fabrics and one on the outside is always the same color so you can make a stair-step running through your quilt. I chose the color green for my "stair-step" fabric but did different variations of it so it's not as obvious as the pattern intends. 

Pros of the Pattern:
This makes a good quilt out of scraps of fabric.

It was quick and easy to put together; all of the blocks matched up nicely. 

As you can see, you can put your own colors into the pattern and it will turn out just as great. I loved how vibrant this turned out and I'm not the biggest fan of rainbow colored quilts :) . 

Cons of the Pattern:
The only con I can think of was that cutting took awhile, but that was my fault in the long run because I made this mostly out of scraps! 

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