One of my quilts-in-progress (pictured) is from a pattern called ‘Stacked Coins’ or ‘Chinese Coins’. It’s a nice step up from a simple strip quilt, but not as time consuming or tricky as some using 2½” squares. Don’t even ask about triangular or slanted piecing. I haven’t figured out how to cut at anything other than right angles yet.
The colours and patterns are a joy (Moda again!) and the very simple pattern can be found in Jelly Roll Quilts. This one is a wedding present for some very good friends, and I have just over a month to quilt it. Below you’ll see the backing fabric I’ve bought. While I was spending a delightful morning in John Lewis Oxford Street (lovely refurb, John) I picked up some of a very pleasing and unusual collection of tie-dyes and batik. I’ve gone for one-colour spotted, but will probably go back to get some of the more out-there multi-coloured variegated stuff. It seems to me that it’s perfect for quilt backing as it can take virtually any colour of thread and makes a real feature of the ‘wrong side’.
As for the quilting itself, I’ve sketched out a regularish, horizontal zig zag pattern in my head. I don’t want to stick to straight lines for this one, as much for trying to make this one a little more special as for trying to learn something new. I think it’ll look pretty good, especially as I’ve bought two very bright contrasting colour threads for the job. I’ve picked out a hot pink and turquoise from the quilt top that promises to pop against the muted, almost cerulean, boho texture of the backing.