As you know, I often design quilt patterns for upcoming fabric collections such as the new Tonga Batiks Passport collection by Timeless Treasures. Right before Quilt Market, my Facets quilt pattern was selected for display in the Market booth.
Here it is, in the garden of the home I stayed in while at Market.
I had to rush to design the pattern and to make the sample, but it was fun. I really love, love the colors in patterns in this collection!
Before I delivered the sample to Market, I took lots of photos. My husband enjoyed being the photographer.
Here is Facets in the Timeless Treasures booth at the Spring 2019 Quilt Market.
The design is simple yet striking in the colors of the Passport collection. I really love how the hot colors flow towards cool colors from upper left to lower right. I think this pattern would look awesome even in a different fabric coloration, and better yet it’s simple and fast to do!
For quilting, I chose simple straight lines because I didn’t want to lose the pattern with a fancy quilting design. To add some interest, I quilted using Aurifil #1104 (Neon Orange) in one direction, and #2535 (Magenta) in the other.
I used a wool batting I had on hand (Quilters Dream Wool) because I wanted a soft but warm quilt. Can’t say I’m as happy with this wool batt as I am with Hobbs Wool and I don’t think I’ll use it again. It’s a bit too puffy for me but it drapes well and is soft so it’s got that going for it.
For the backing, Timeless sent one of their basics—a wideback called Tonga-B2336 Sunset. I think it goes perfectly with the colors in the front.
Here are the quilt details.
68-1/2” x 85-1/2"
Fabrics: Timeless Treasures Tonga Batiks Passport collection, Tonga B2336-Sunset for the backing
Batting: Quilters Dream Wool
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2605(Grey)
Quilting Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #1104 (Neon Orange) and #2535 (Magenta)
Pieced and quilted by Jennifer Fulton
You can download the pattern for Facets here. The Passport fabric collection is in stores now.
If you make Facets or any other quilt pattern of mine, I'd love to see it!
I have a weekly linkup that's just perfect for sharing your works in progress and quilt finishes. Drop by any Wednesday to share what you're working on in my Wednesday Wait Loss.