My Zola Quilt

This post is about a week and a half overdue, but we are rounding out the last couple of weeks of summer vacation over here and we have been busy! Wow, I am exhausted just thinking about it. I have officially reached the point at which I am ready for school to start and we still have a couple of weeks left.

The Zola Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

Even though this post is a little late, I wanted to take the time to tell you a little more about the Zola Quilt pattern and its inspiration and to show you a little more of my quilt.

About 5 years ago, I was part of a do. Good Stitches charity stitching circle and we made this asterisk quilt. Ever since I made that project, an idea for my own take on an asterisk block has been floating around my mind. I have tried to make the pattern happen a few different times but it was never quite right. Finally, I sat down one day and this pattern just kind of happened.

The Zola Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

Sometimes things just need to happen in their own time. In the end, I am glad it took me this long because I might not have originally thought to make the rainbow version and it might not have occurred to me to use V and Co's ombre fabrics.

The Zola Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

Through writing patterns I have discovered that people like patterns that have lots of options (this one has a rainbow version or can be fat quarter friendly) and I am doing my best to fit as many options as possible into my patterns (without making them confusing of course).

The Zola Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

People also tend to like patterns that look difficult but that are actually pretty easy to put together - this one falls into that category. It isn't the most beginner friendly pattern, but it is much more simple than it looks.

The Zola Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

The ombre fabrics worked so beautifully in this pattern that I actually listed the colors inside the pattern in case you want to make one just like it - there are also colors listed to make a rainbow baby size or twin size version. This pattern also works really well with solids (and I will be sharing my own solids version as soon as I can get it quilted!).

The Zola Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

I used an ombre fabric for the backing too and love the effect. I don't normally care for solid backings, but the ombre makes it a lot of fun!

You can pick up a PDF or paper version of this pattern in my shop. I hope you have as much fun making it as I did!

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