a less colorful checkered garden?

A couple things! I still have not yet contacted any long arm quilters about quilting my king sized checkered garden quilt. Mostly because I dread the thought of having to iron all those seams again. I also can’t seem to decide on a backing. Probably an extra wide one so I don’t have to piece it, but which one?! A print? Another solid?

If you’d like to make up a similar-looking checkered garden quilt, I worked with Beth at Stash Fabrics to put together a large FQ bundle of many of the Kona solids I used in my original quilt. You can snag a bundle right here. My Checkered Garden tutorial is here if you want to make your own.

Anyway, despite not finishing the original, I keep thinking about making another one. I really like the idea of a less colorful version. I took a photo of a couple of my favorite blocks and had Morgan make a very rough mock up of what a quilt would look like if you were to use one block duplicated for the entire quilt.

I like the new pattern that emerges, but now can’t seem to commit to one set of 5 colors! (though I’m leaning to the one above)

Or you could make it just a tiny bit easier and use a plus sign in the center of each block instead of a 9 patch –

Ah, so many options, not enough time! But certainly fun to think about!

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7 Responses to a less colorful checkered garden?

  1. 1
    Puppilalla says:

    I hear you, so many lovely colour options that it is difficult to choose. I am sure you will come up with something.

  2. 2
    Kaholly says:

    It’s awfully pretty! One morning, you’ll wake up, and your brain will say, “Today’s the day I’m going to iron that quilt and get it ready to go!” And that will be that! XO

  3. 3
    Jean says:

    Your quilts are always so beautiful! I made the 2×4 in all shades of brown, beige, and caramels. I also sent enough colorful FQs to a friend, and she made one too…with sashing! We love your quilts and your wonderful tutorials! Thank you, Jean

  4. 4

    All lovely, I’m leaning toward the 3rd choice. You can go wrong with either!

  5. 5
    Elizabeth says:

    Not only was it great of you to post your instructions (I love seeing different methods for a block), but making all those different version was just the icing on the cake!
    Thanks so much

  6. 6
    Laura D'Angelo says:

    Love your work! So delighted to receive your newsletter! More power to you!

  7. 7

    These are very enticing mock ups. I think you will have to do one =)

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