Tuesday, June 3, 2014

All that Arithmetic

I was at my local modern quilt guild meeting, and during show and tell my friend Laura showed off this wild and fun beauty, made from a Lizzy House Catnap bundle and the Catnap coordinating solids bundle.


It's Arithmetic! Jeni Baker's extremely versatile, very modern quilt pattern. And it's really several patterns in one, as it gives you the means to make five different quilt sizes with three different block sizes!

Another member of our guild, Rebekah of Don't Call Me Becky has made a quite different version, one that is very cool and sophisticated in teal, citron, navy and gray.


Isn't it interesting how the fabric choice can effect the outcome of a pattern? I've been looking at a few of our larger bundles and thinking about how they might turn out in this quilt, because it takes a big bundle to give you that look that comes with repeating the fabric for plusses just the right amount...

Aunt Grace Miniatures by Judie Rothermel
A 1930's style bundle would make a sweet, bright Arithmetic quilt! This one would look scrappy, but harmonious. We also have the Storybook Playtime bundle, which has less tonal variety and more of  a rainbow quality.


And Here Kitty Kitty would make just the sweetest Arithmetic ever! I love the pale pink and aqua with that just right mustard touch. And with a little extra of that stripe for the binding! It would be. So. Cute.



Another bundle that would be amazing in this quilt (and probably any other pattern to boot) is my favorite Denyse Schmidt line - Chicopee. The colors are so saturated and daring! It's really nice to have this fabric back in stock again.

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