The Space Nerd Quilt has a sister, and it is the Eden quilt. This quilt is also headed to Italy this week to its new home with a girl who loves animals, nature, and the color “acquaverde,” which after many suggestions was decided to be comparable to Kona Ice Frappe.
So I modified the 2nd Grade Quilt pattern from the book Precut Primer Quilt Pattern Book by Me and My Sister Designs to be a bit bigger to finish at twin size, and finally got to cut into my beautiful pristine stash of Eden fabrics by Tula Pink. I added a couple Alison Glass Sunprints and a couple Lizzy House prints from the Lovely Hunt collection for a wider range of colors. This girl needs rainbows.
Kona Ice Frappe made a beautiful background for these super saturated prints, and over time, the new quilt owner will hopefully be able to spot the tigers, butterflies, elephants, and moths that are fussy cut (ish) throughout.
This pattern was super simple, a lot of meditative chain piecing, but with such small blocks, the final effect was almost prismatic, and it was nice to finally put to use all these dazzling fabrics for someone who will admire them.
Oh! and I almost forgot that backing. I finally used the Tula Pink Free Fall wideback fabric. I intensely dislike piecing backings, for some reason, so I love widebacks. I had heard that this particular collection had a lot of color imperfection issues, but not in my experience. This was beautiful, exactly the right color, and had a smooth satiny sheen and feel.