11 Jun A Dashing new quilt pattern
Posted at 10:00h
|Dashing – Option A
Last year, I was thinking about new patterns and I wanted to make a plus quilt. I love the simple plus shape! But, my brain had to go and point out to me that I already have a plus pattern (Think Positive) and I also designed a plus quilt (Urban Oasis) for Fat Quarterly issue 13. Time to think of something else. So I made the giant leap from a plus to a minus. But, a minus quilt sounds kind of, well, negative… Jumping from math to English, I decided on dashes!
|Dashing – Option B
Lots of twisting and turning later, Dashing
was born! Working with just a simple little line was so much fun. As I was playing with variations of the block, I couldn’t make up my mind which version I liked better, so the pattern includes both. The grey version (Option A) without sashing has a contrast dash that makes a fantastic secondary diamond design across the quilt – I love it when that happens! The aqua version is two colors, except for a tiny dab of yellow in the lower right corner that I couldn’t resist. This version (Option B) has sashing in between the blocks and I like the way they look kind of like a ball of string. This option would be fun to do using different colors for each block.
Both these quilts were quilted by the amazing Kathy Koch of ThreadBear Quilting
. They are the first quilts I’ve ever had quilted by someone else! As I’d seen plenty of great examples of Kathy’s work, I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I might have been 🙂
I hope you love Dashing
as much as I do! When you make your version, send me a picture and I’ll share it on social media or share it yourself and tag me @eschhousequilts and #dashingquilt. Isn’t it fun to see all the ways one pattern can be made?!