My Postcards from Sweden quilt (aka #ikeahstquilt), which I spent an obsessive couple of weeks making back in June. I am entering this quilt in to the ROYGIBV category of the festival.
Those that follow me know the story of this quilt, because I wasn't shy about posting about it on my social media. It started when I was spending one of my frequent visits to Ikea back in April to buy backing fabric and these postcards (designed by Tom Fraizer) caught my eye on the way to the checkout. Err hello pretty quilt design!!
|Ikea postcards - designed by Tom Fraizer|
They were crying out to be made in to a quilt, but I hate making HSTs with a passion so I sat on the idea for a while. One Friday night I sat down with the top right postcard, my Kona card and my solids stash and made myself a plan and the #ikeahstquilt pattern was the result. I turned the postcard upside down because I preferred the colour flow that way.
By Saturday morning, I had a 36 Kona solids picked out and gigantic printed quilt plan! What followed was two weeks of obsessive military style quilting.....
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.
I wanted the binding to frame the quilt, so chose the Architextures crosshatch in black and used the grey crosshatch for the backing.
For someone who has a large dislike for making HSTs, I loved every part of making this quilt. I even made a free pattern for it which can be found in my Craftsy store here.
Thanks for stopping by!
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"