Sunday, May 27, 2012

Patchwork Prism Progress

The Patchwork Prism quilt along has been keeping me occupied for the past few weeks. After combing through my stash to choose enough fabric so that there would be no repeats in this project, I started cutting. Because this project uses templates, it took a while to get all the pieces cut.

This pattern has great cutting instructions along with a full color map for laying out the pieces. My design wall would only hold a little less than half the quilt so I laid out as much as I could, then started sewing. Laying out the second half was a bit more challenging since there were fewer pieces to choose from for placement. I ended up replacing a few of the pieces to get the light/dark and color transitions to work a little better.

I am pleased with the results. The secondary designs stand out much more than I thought they would. There are a few leftover triangle that will be incorporated into the backing, which will be primarily a solid Kona berry (I don't know the exact color name). Originally, I planned to choose a single thread to use for quilting, but after auditioning just about my entire thread collection, I decided to use a different color for each color ring in the quilt (purple in the center, then pink/magenta, then orange/red etc.).

The quilting will likely be all straight lines, highlighting the secondary patterns in the quilt top. I hope to have this one quilted and bound by June 12 so I can participate in the linky party that will conclude this quilt along. Fun times; fun quilt alongs!


  1. This is really pretty! Hope you are having a good Summer :)

  2. Just beautiful! I know it will look great wherever you hang it!


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