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Use Stonehenge Gradations Brights to add texture to your quilt

by Sarah Vanderburgh

What a challenge to design with such bright and dreamy colors in the middle of a Northern Ontario winter! This quilt came out of my wish to see spring flowers – soon! I combined my wishing with the Amethyst colorway of Northcott’s Stonehenge Gradations Brights to create this end of winter/beginning of spring quilt.

The new colorways have 5 different fabrics in them so if purple isn’t your thing (or you love pink tulips!) you can easily switch out one Gradations Brights colorway for another. Hibiscus and Sunglow would also create flowers and stars with texture to cast a spring glow on your quilt.

Wish upon a star for spring quilt

Wish upon a star for spring quilt

Fabric Requirements

Quilt finishes at approximately 52″ x 68″

Fabric A – 2⅝ yard (39300-62) for background fabric
Fabric B – ½ yard (39301-85)
Fabric C – ⅜ yard (39300-85)
Fabric D – ½ yard (39300-84)
Fabric E – ½ yard (39303-84)
Fabric F – ½ yard (39302-85)
Fabric G – ½ yard (39302-72)
Fabric H – ⅜ yard (39303-71)

Fabric E – 4¼ yards (39300-84) for backing and binding

56″ x 72″ of batting

Close up of one large tulip

Close up of one large tulip

The Northcott Gradations Brights work well in this design because I don’t have to worry about the direction of my pieces – any way I put them together glows! Join me tomorrow as we start cutting the pieces to make the quilt.

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.
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4 comments

Shirleyann Graff May 5, 2016 - 1:00 pm

I like the watercolor effect on the lovely spring colored fabrics.

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Sarah Vanderburgh May 5, 2016 - 3:21 pm

Thanks for commenting, Shirelyann! These fabrics add so much to the quilt – beautiful texture to enjoy up close:)

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Kathy E. May 5, 2016 - 11:03 am

This close-up photo really shows off the Stonehenge fabrics! The mottled look gives the fabric a texture-like look and would look great in any quilt! I’m looking forward to adding some to my “collection”.

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Sarah Vanderburgh May 5, 2016 - 3:18 pm

Yes Kathy, the fabrics are beautiful in person. Enjoy adding to your collection and making something beautiful with them!

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