Those loyal followers of Dashwood Studio will remember this lovely quilt, appropriately nicknamed the Stacked Books quilt.
The very talented Rae from Fabric HQ designed and made it to show case Dashwood’s beautiful Retro Orchard fabric collection.
This quilt has been admired by many and a number have asked for a pattern so that they can make their own version. As it was made with no thought of making more, sadly there was no pattern. So Rae asked me to draft one up from the original quilt.
Cue much measuring and many calculations,
Selecting and cutting fabrics for a test version,
And finally piecing and machine quilting.
Here is the final test version, made up in Origami Oasis with Flurry in green used for the contrast strips and binding.
Even if I say so myself, I think this version looks just as pretty as the original. Stacked Books is a terrific design that easily lends itself to other fabric combinations. It is a great usable size too, being approximately 1.2 x 1 metre, and would make a fab throw or child’s play mat.
If you’d like to create your own version, Fabric HQ will be running a class to make this quilt later in the year. Keep an eye on their website or sign up for their mailing list to be notified of the class dates.