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For my pattern I chose Field Study, a deceptively simple pattern. When you first see the pattern, it’s hard to tell how it’s going to be pieced. However as soon as you open it up, you see that it’s simple enough for a beginning quilter. The pieces are all square. Big squares at that. Really great for someone just perfecting their rotary cutting skills, or for a more experienced quilter who wants a project that will come together double-time!
The pattern is laid out with coloured diagrams, rather than a lot of words, making it incredibly easy to see what fabric should go where. In this case, wordy instructions would just get in the way of the simplicity of the design. It’s sewn together in nice neat rows, which, after you’ve followed the layout diagram, produce the striking chevron/zigzag design.
I didn’t find it necessary to make any modifications to the pattern, as there were already three sizes given, and the quilt definitely didn’t need me adding borders or any such nonsense Small is 48″x60″, medium (my choice) 72″x72″, and large 84″x96″. The fabric requirements we nearly perfect. I have enough of each fabric left over to make a scrappy binding. I hadn’t planned a scrappy binding, but honestly, I just couldn’t choose. I’m still debating a quilting design. I don’t think it’s necessary to highlight an obvious pattern, that seems a bit redundant. I might just send it to Chelsea and let her work her magic…..
Thanks again to Sara for hosting and inviting me along me. This project was my most enjoyed of the entire summer! Thank you Tula Pink for being awesome!