For this month's challenge I was sent the Cheers! Collection by Carl and Linda Sullivan of Colourwerx. It is a fun assortment of drink inspired prints. I think my favorites are the lemon slides and ice cubes. This collection made me so excited I made a queen sized quilt!
When I saw the great gradations in this collection I knew I wanted to play with that somehow in my quilt design. I did add in a few Island Batik foundations fabrics to help complete the color arcs. It was easy peasy to cut all those squares for the blocks using my Accuquilt GO! and my 2 1/2" strip cutter die.
Here is the warm arc:
I the proceeded to make all my blocks and put the top together. I really wanted the Square Squared units to pop and I'm really happy with how it turned out. They sparkle when set with those gradation blocks. This quilt has my favorite Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting inside and was stitched with Aurifil threads and Schmetz Microtex needles which slide through batik like butter!