$5 in May: Fracture (a patriotic version)
In case you missed it, there’s a new $5 pattern being featured in May 2021. It’s my Fracture quilt pattern. This quilt design is a modern twist on a traditional log cabin block and was created for my Smoke & Rust fabric collection arriving in shops at the end of this month. These fabrics give it a very masculine and modern look–making it a quilt anyone will love (even the guys).
Fracture is made with fat quarters or fat eighths depending on how much variety you want. (I used fat eighths for the mockup + model.) I finished piecing the quilt model last fall and had it quilted by Marion Bott. Her dense quilting is so good! (She used the “Modern Maze” pantograph from Intelligent Quilting.)
A PATRIOTIC VERSION
With Memorial Day coming up, I thought it was fitting to share a look at my original Fracture tester blocks. I didn’t really need to make more than one block to test out my math–but I couldn’t help it! When I designed this quilt, the blocks reminded me of little American flags. Of course, I had to use these luscious red + white + blue Bonnie & Camille prints to see if they would turn out as I imagined. Aren’t they lovely? I really wish my calendar was clear so I could keep working on it.
It’s always fun to see how different quilts can look in different fabrics, isn’t it? What collection would you use to make this quilt?