What We’re Making! You + Me by Heather Jones

The downloadable pattern You + Me by Heather Jones is complete. I started the You + Me Quilt at the Modern Quilt Guild Sewdown in Portland back in February. What a fun and inspirational gathering we had! Everyone braved the snowy weather to get to the event then we hunkered down to enjoyed the weekend. Heather Jones was a calm and relaxed instructor who inspired me to look at classic quilt blocks in a new modern way. I love her bold graphic take on the traditional.

The pattern calls for solids. I chose the tone on tone Botanics Collection from Carolyn Friedlander to give a subtle texture to the quilt.

Botanics Metallic Succulent Tangerine
Botanics Mid Stripe Fern
Botanics Stems Ash
Botanics Sewgrape Tangerine (binding and back border)

The pattern construction is simple with the orange and white stripes worked first then the wider green stripe is added. I found it straight forward and easy to complete. Deciding on the quilting  presented more of a challenge to me. I opted for straight lines and boxy spirals in the big open squares.

I threw a party on the back of the quilt, using the extra strips of fabric left over from the front of the quilt.

The quilting magically lined up on the back in a very complementary way. Wish I could say I planned it that way. Don’t you love those happy accidents!

The Seagrass binding fabric is broken up by a surprise binding strip. The overall size of the quilt is 66″ x 66″ when complete.

Happy quilting!


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