Facets - simple gemstones with big impact
The pattern comes in all the sizes, from a King size bed spread right down to a pillow for your couch or favourite comfy chair.
My baby version of the quilt features Kona solids in Papaya, Sunny, Banana, Lemon and Meringue, on a background of Robert Kaufman Essex in Linen. I loved working on this sunny quilt while the weather outside was rather dreary, and it was a wonderful little pick-me-up.
In keeping with the simple modern look of the quilt, I decided to just quilt it with straight lines. I was originally going to do a crosshatch, but it looked perfect after doing only one half of the lines, so I left it at that.
I had a couple of wonderful testers as well, who made stunning quilt tops. I love that both of them chose to make the gemstones different colours. I've included instructions in the pattern for how to go about doing that, if you wanted to do the same.
Colleen's quilt got us talking on Instagram about all the possibilities this pattern opens up for using birthstone colours. Her quilt is a gift to a friend who is expecting, but wouldn't this make a wonderful family quilt as well, just like the "Mother's Pride" jewellery? I can see this as a Mother's Day or Father's Day gift, or as a wedding present for a newly blended family. There are so many options and meaningful ideas, so I put together this blog post with Kona solids bundles for all the birthstones if you want to take this idea further.
This bright rainbow is Sydney's work and I just love how the gems pop against the black background. I can't wait to see what you all make with this pattern.