Back in April I was doing my usual run to IKEA for a Britten Nummer's fabric stock up and I picked up these art cards on my way to the checkout.
|IKEA Art cards by Tom Frazier|
They were just meant to be made in to a quilt and despite the fact that I am not the biggest fan of making HST's, two weeks ago I stepped up to the challenge of doing just that using the top right card as my inspiration.
I spent a whole Friday evening with all my Kona cotton solids and my modified Kona card coming up with a plan. By Saturday morning I had 36 Kona Cotton solids picked out from my stash, a number coded chart and the #militaryoperationquilting was born.
|the abbreviated WIP picture collage|
I loved every part of making this quilt, even the trimming of the HST wasn't really a chore thanks to the genius that is the Bloc-Loc ruler.
With such a riot of colours I chose a medium grey 50wt Aurifil thread (#2605) for both the piecing and quilting and it blended beautifully.
Surprisingly I didn't back the quilt with the IKEA Nummers fabric, I used my other staple favourite Architextures Crosshatch in grey and binding in black.
I posted pics of every step of making this quilt on IG and had such amazing feedback that I decided that I should turn my scribblings in to a free pattern. I uploaded the pattern to my Craftsy pattern store yesterday and you can find it here.
Justine at Simply Solids is putting together a kit for this quilt to go with my free pattern, I will post on here when it is available.
|This picture is for you Little Island Quilting x|
Design: Inspired by IKEA Kort Art cards by Tom Frazier.
Fabrics: 36 Kona cotton solids (full list can be seen in the free pattern here)
Binding & Backing: Architextures crosshatch in grey & black
Quilting:Wonky wavy lines using the walking foot.
Thread: Pieced and quilted with #Aurifil thread in medium grey (50wt #2605)
Size: Approx. 48" x 60"