Saturday, May 28, 2011

Naked bed challenge

I am so glad to show you my finished quilt. This is the one I am submitting to "Naked bed challenge".

I have used a pattern by Kate Conklin Designs called There's a Square in There. I loved this pattern. It introduced me to a "stack and slash" method of cutting fabric which was a lot of fun. I'm sure I'll give it another try again soon.

Finished size of this quilt is 72" x 72", just right for our queen bed.

I have mostly used Denyse Schmidt's fabric from her Greenfield Hill collection. I've used a lot of white cotton. Normally I go with Kona cotton, but since I needed so much of it, I decided to try a more frugal approach. I bought a king size 100% cotton white flat sheet from Target, and used that for all my blocks and sashing, and another sheet for backing. I love how it turned out and I'm definitely going with this option for my future quilts.

Quilting is quite simple. I got some great ideas from your comments and after reading them and assessing my quilting skills (which are not great) I decided to quilt straight lines through sashing and then do one random square inside each block.  I am very happy with how it turned out and I it fits perfectly with all our bedroom decor.

If you have any questions about this quilt or pattern I have used, let me know. I love all your comments.

Have a wonderful weekend, Svetlana.

P.S.: Right now I'm working on some smaller projects which I hope to share with you soon.


  1. This is GORGEOUS! I love the colour, pattern and quilting. I wonder If I can convince my husband how great this is and make one for our bed???

  2. Love, love, love! I am going to find that pattern today! Smiles~Beth

  3. Very beautiful. I love the simple quilting, it really let's the design shine.

  4. How did you adjust Kate Conklins design to get 25 blocks and a 72 inch square quilt? I want to make mine thus rather than 16 blocks and 64 inches square.


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