I’m quite excited to share with you the finished “Inspired” quilt! You can read about the process of making this quilt in previous posts. It all started with an upholstery fabric pattern that caught my eye at a restaurant. I used EQ8 to turn the fabric pattern into a quilt pattern and had a lot of fun playing with color and layout options.
“Inspired” is based on one single block. The different fabrics and directional placement of each block allow for a very versatile design. You can see some of my initial ideas about the placement of blocks here.
I decided to use a fabric collection that had intrigued me for quite a while for this quilt. It’s called Blueberry Park, and it’s designed by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman. The collection includes a variety of bright and cheerful colors that provide high contrast, which was something I was looking for.
Once put together, I was very happy with the striking look of the quilt top. Finding a way to quilt it that would accentuate rather than subdue that look was a bit challenging initially. You can read about my thought process for how to quilt Inspired here.
I started with a basic stitch-in-the-ditch quilting before I let the quilt top guide me toward the design I ended up using. I’ve got to say that I’m very pleased with how the quilting turned out. I can’t wait to put this quilt on the wall in my sewing studio!
So, without further ado, here’s Inspired, front and back! Let me know what you think of this quilt! And also, keep in mind that this is a free quilt pattern that you can download right here!
And here are a couple of up-close pictures showcasing the quilting.