This pattern has been on my bucket list for like a million years! I am way excited to have finished it. It is the Supernova by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. It is in the book Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. This book was a very important influence on me. I was sticking toe after toe into modern quilting and when I saw this quilt and read this book many design elements clicked into place for me; specifically, using improv in a thoughtful and planned way. Before this book I was making dreadful “updated” versions of traditional quilts. They just had no style. After this book is when I really understood the Modern aesthetic!
This comes together super fast but has a high impact factor! The pattern, like Jacquie, is perfect! I have some shadowing issues, which I think is from making it long ago. Be mindful when making the light and dark combination squares about which way you are pressing.
WHAT I DID
I used Tula Pink‘s Moonshine in Forest Frivolity in Silver and the highly underrated Swarm in Indigo. The dark Swarm fabric is so bewitching and versatile. It has butterflies on it but they look spooky in the dark on dark print. I call it undercover Tula because I think it is gutsy departure from most of the line. I am currently obsessed with it as a binding.
Quilting by Urban Spools.
Final verdict: This is perfect for a gift. The pattern comes together quickly and is easily customized to the person. The end result is dynamic if you choose the right contrast of fabrics.