Tutorial: Postcard from Sweden – Next Quilt?
I was reading another blogger post and saw a thumbnail of this quilt. Shannon from The Fleming’s Nine blog shared her recent finish in a king-size quilt. I am in love:
Glorious Postcard from Sweden Quilt:
The pattern is available for free on the Craftsy website if you are interested in making this yourself. The instructions include two quilt sizes: either 48″ x 60″ or 60″ x 75″. These are only half-square triangles (HSTs) in two different size blocks. I have seen this quilt done before, but it really reached out and touched me today.
While I say cavalierly that the only block used are HSTs, you need 180 of them to make this quilt. The instructions seem to be very clear but advise labeling the fabrics and rows as you progress through the pattern. There are 36 (!!) solid Kona fabric colors used in this quilt, and I think that diversity is what absolutely makes this quilt perfect. The Craftsy pattern spells out each color name, how many squares of each color to cut and approximate yardage. You will need either a fat quarter or fat eighth for most of the colors and two colors only need one square!
You will make this quilt using a layout of 12 blocks by 15 blocks in either the 4″ or 5″ finished block size. Obviously Shannon added rows in both directions to bring it to king-size. Don’t you just love the pillow shams with a touch of yellow on the binding? They really pop. If you are not up to making your own, Shannon does offer this quilt for sale in her Etsy shop. What do you think? Have I tempted you into attempting this quilt pattern? It is a fun, bright quilt and it would certainly brighten up my bedroom. It would also bring a smile to my face every time I looked at it. I have ordered a Kona bundle to start this quilt. It will be a while before I can share anything . . . but the fabric will be singing to me while it is being worked on.
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