myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Swatches Quilt 2.0

I have this other little project in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine this month (issue 9) – the Swatches Quilt.
This is a version of this mini quilt…

…which I made last summer. You can read about how I came up with the idea here.
I always thought it was a neat concept and so I was pleased when the magazine agreed and asked me to make a version for them.

I’ve improved it a bit by making the borders bigger, and I think the Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax that I used for the background works much better than the Kona Snow of the original.
I just think this is such a great way to show off some favourite fabrics, and it’s a nice quick easy project.

I took this photo in the middle of making it. The sun shining through the windows of my sewing room made such a pretty effect.


  1. I do love the Essex…great switch!

    This would be fun as a bigger quilt too…great job picking fabrics that fool the eye where they are cut at the top!

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