[Edited to include more information on Marci’s book.]
I just realized I finished this quilt in the beginning of January but never shared it with you. So I give you First Steps. I based this wall hanging on Marci Baker’s Hollow Cube, Too design (more information here). The design was suggested to me by someone else after I worked on many variations using the hollow cubes. It was not easy to make, to be sure, yet the resulting quilt looks great. The cubes are much larger than in her pattern, so I had to modify the measurements.
It measures 27.5″ x 39.5″. I used a mix of yellow and black prints, with a gray by Riley Blake Designs. I buy this gray by the bolt because I use it all the time.
I chose not to quilt inside the cubes, quilting lines all around it.
I quilted it with Aurifil 40 wt and am very happy with the texture it added to my project. This is a must-have thread for me, and goes well with the gray fabric. 40 wt thread is great for many applications, but it is specially cool for free motion quilting.
The cubes remind me of the toy ones babies play with and so, First Steps became the name of the quilt. This is one of my favorite modern quilts. Hope you like it, too.
Have a great weekend!