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.
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.