My Willow Quilt

As promised, here is a little more about my Willow Quilt as well as a little info about the design process that went into the quilt.

The Willow Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

Pretty much every time I see a really amazing quilt on Instagram I think, "How did they come up with that idea?" This used to be accompanied by a little jealousy and frustration, but after some self-evaluation and a little practice, I now just feel happy for them. They created something great, yay!

I can't speak for everyone else's design process, but mine varies from quilt to quilt. Sometime in the near-ish future I will share a post entirely dedicated to how this works for me, but I wanted to share a little about this particular quilt.

The Willow Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

This quilt had been saved as a future project for a while. I had it saved in my files as the Rachel Quilt, but I passed it over for a different project because I wasn't sure of the best way to piece the quilt top. Originally it was going to be on-point blocks, but the piecing was a little tricky.

Eventually I re-drafted the project so that it wasn't on point and it worked so much better and eventually became the Willow Quilt.

The Willow Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

I sent the project out to pattern testers and received some feedback: too many half square triangles. So I went back and re-wrote the pattern without the HSTs (I don't mind making HSTs so I hadn't really thought about it, but the pattern is much faster without them). Finally it felt done.

One the main things that finally made this pattern happen was the fabric. I am a huge fan of the new Ruby Star Society fabrics, especially the colors in their newer basics, and these Add it Up prints were perfect for this project.

The Willow Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

There was quite a bit of evolution to the pattern and I am so happy with how it turned out.

Head over to the shop to pick up a copy - it will be on sale for just one more day!

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