Quilt pattern: Stepping Stones

I submitted my last magazine quilt earlier this year, and now it’s out in the latest issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting! I’m really pleased to present Stepping Stones.

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I designed this quilt in Excel, which I find really easy for creating rectangle-based designs. Here’s the original design:

 

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The design was inspired by Indian stepwells – massive, ancient stone wells in which the water is reached via hundreds of stone steps. This is the Chand Baori stepwell in Rajasthan, India:

 

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Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve been fascinated by these structures for years.

This design is all rectangles – strips are pieced together in blocks, which are then pieced together in rows. The quilt top comes together really easily, and I quilted it in a simple grid pattern.

I used a mix of Cotton & Steel basics from the Netorious, Sprinkle and XOXO collections. I recreated the colour palette of my original design pretty closely, apart from adding that pop of mustard instead of the smoky grey. Because who can resist a pop of mustard?!

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Issue 68 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from Thursday 28 November, in print and digital formats.

 

2 comments

  1. karen s

    Congratulations! What an amazing quilt! And who doesn’t love Escher?? BTW, these wells are amazing–forwarded the info to my son who’s going to India for a wedding this winter(since India is such a small place he should visit for his mom, right 😉

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