Anyone familiar with my work will know that I love working with pre-cut fabric. The benefits are endless. This Chequered Lattice quilt is an example of how using pre-cut fabric works so well. The colours are co-ordinated without being too matchy-matchy and the beautiful rich solid colours all share the same intensity. I also used pre-cut Skinny Strips for the black and white sections. All the fabric is currently available on the shop - the fabric is Robert Kaufman and the coloured solids are Classic Palette. The backing fabric is one of my favourites as is called Sashing Stash by Riley Blake. This fabric has been reordered and will be available on the shop shortly.
The measurements of the quilt are approximately W63 1/2" x L76" or W161 cms x L193 cms which is the size of a double quilt topper. Alternatively the quilt would make a striking wall hanging and I'm happy to add loops or sleeve so that it can be hung, at no extra cost.
This quilt has received the 'longarm' treatment. In other words it was quilted by a specialist longarm quilter, Cath Brough of Cumbrian Longarm Quilting on her super-duper machine. There is a mesmerising video clip on Cumbrian Longarmer Instagram page of the Chequered Lattice patchwork being quilted.
I was very keen for the patchwork to be quilted in a design that contrasted with the sharp lines and particularly liked the 'bubbles' effect.
The fabric is 100% cotton and has a layer of 100% cotton wadding between the layers. All the thread is 100% cotton too. I pieced the patchwork on a domestic machine and the binding has been finished off by hand.
The quilt is machine washable. As the fabric hasn't been pre-washed there is likely to be a small amount of shrinkage when the quilt is first washed. Washing creates a more antique effect.
For anyone interested in the backdrop, the photographs were taken on top of Poorton and Eggardon Hill in Dorset.