Luckily, I was able to contact Vanessa Christenson (the V from V & Co.), and she was able to direct me to Julie from Jaybird Quilts, who had juuuuuust enough! Instagram can be an amazing community sometimes....what am I saying! ALWAYS!
The quilt is meant to look a little like light shining off water, and I think the V & Co. fabric achieved that for me with the most ease. I didn't have to cut up three or four colour tones and all I had to do was sort it into roughly light, roughtly medium and darkest piles before setting out the blocks.
One thing I really like about this pattern though is that it looks WAY harder than it is. So if you're a beginner and you want to look fancy and show people a fancy-pants quilt that looks more advanced, this is for you! I also have detailed and illustrated step-by-step instructions that make you feel like a pro in minutes.
With the big blocks of colour, this pattern would look fabulous with FMQ on it. I am yet to feel I have the skills to in which I wont completely ruin a brand new quilt top with, so it is my usual simple quilting (but with a curvy feel).
For the backing I made a simple pieced backing from Dear Stella's Confetti Dots in navy and a panel of the V & CO. fabric that makes up the top. I felt I needed to show the smooth transition of the ombre where I had not chopped it up. It definitely feels calming to look at - as though the front is choppy and rough water and the back is a calm river.
I used another fabric from V and CO.'s SImply colour for the binding and it finishes the quilt perfectly, linking the lights and darks beautifully. I'm so happy I kept that in my stash and never used it before!
Here are a few progress photos that my instagram followers will have already seen, but I still think they complete the story.
HERE and the quilt will be for sale in my etsy store HERE.
Until next time,