Remember this? I started on the quilt on page 34 soon after I got the book
I didn’t like the first background fabric I chose:
So I took the quilt all apart and put it together again, this time with the background fabric matching the centers so that the blocks look like square lifesavers. I’m calling it “Candy Cubes”.
To be honest, I’m not sure I like the new background fabric any better–the value is too close to the value of the cubes, even though the color is different. But a done quilt is a good quilt, so I’m on to the next project.
I still like the pattern and enjoyed making the quilt. And I still think it would be a great “make your second quilt” class.
Name: Candy Cubes
Pattern Source: New Patchwork & Quilting Basics by Jo Avery
Finished size: 53″ x 77″
Fabric: Cubes are Moda Grunge. I don’t know what the background fabric is.
Quilted by: Julia Madison
What I might do different next time: Change the cube fabric rather than the background fabric.
The quilt is great! Such a good design with all the wonderful asymmetry. Agree that the backing fabric is perfect. Does the quilt have a home?
I made it as a shop sample for teaching “Make Your Second Quilt”—once we get enough cooperation from the general public to control COVID.
The quilt is beautiful. I like the background. They speak well together.
I love asymmetric quilts! The background is such a fun fabric!
I get it about value, but this quilt just looks right to me.
Besides, I like your outlook: a done quilt is a good quilt!
Thanks, Laura 🙃
Dang, but that is a lot of work for a quilt! I’m impressed you kept going–I would have given up at the first one. I do like the idea of “transparent” cubes; very very clever. And of course, I love the backing!