Grand Total is one of four plus projects offered by American Patchwork & Quilting for their 2016 APQ Quilt Along. It's designed by Pat Bravo
I love the look. I've been wanting to make a really modern quilt but didn't have a pattern. Most of the modern quilts I see at shows or online are one of kinds with no pattern. I was very excited to finally have a pattern to follow.
Then I had to make a fabric decision.
I decided to go with a combo of Flow and For You by Zen Chic for Moda. This pattern is a breeze to sew, picking out the fabric, it took me hours. I finally just cut out an assortment of squares and played around with their arrangement on my design wall until I came up with a design that pleased me.
Adding the contrasting detail was very easy once I decided on the main fabric.
And here it is, all done.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 172
It finished at 68" x 68"
The pattern in Grand Total by Pat Bravo
It has approximately 931 pieces.
The print fabric is by Zen Chic for Moda
I went very conservative not he background fabric since the big plus pattern was pretty bold.
I did use two different white on white prints for the background, it's subtle, but it's there. The background fabric is CarKai and Doe by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman.
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No sewing for me the rest of this week, I'm heading to Quilt Con! I'm so excited, it's the first time I've attended that show. I'm equally excited about the weather, it's unseasonably warm in Pasadena right now, which makes up for the 6 inches of snow I shoveled Sunday!