COBALT is a king or queen size modern quilt (95 by 95 inches) with a brilliant burst of blue at the center – Grunge by Moda in Cobalt. I used traditional log cabin piecing in a contemporary way to create this bold design. The blue starburst at the center is surrounded by a combination of modern prints and batiks in black, white, indigo and shades of gray. The combination of the cobalt blue with the monochrome fabrics feels both fresh and classic at the same time. The reverse side is made with a gray and white diagonal stripe print intersected by a pieced column of fabrics from the front.
I used Quilter’s Dream unbleached cotton in medium loft for the batting, which gives the quilt a lusciously soft feel and beautiful drape. Using silver colored thread, I stitched parallel lines across the entire surface of the quilt, giving that unique crinkled quilt texture and a simple, modern finish. I made the binding with the same fabric as the outer strip in white and indigo to create the feel of a boundless edge. The binding was attached securely with two rounds of machine stitching to guarantee a lifetime of durability in use and laundering. All fabrics and batting are premium 100% cotton.
Care: Machine wash in cold water. Tumble dry, low heat; or air dry flat if you prefer. The quilt has been machine washed and dried after construction, to shrink it to its final dimensions.