About this Quilt

quilt-archipelago-flatDirectional fabrics and piecing are used in such a great way in Connie Kauffman’s wall quilt, with arrows pointing in every direction and striped fabrics reinforcing the movement. The combination of these dynamic elements keeps the eye moving throughout the interesting, original composition. Just like an ocean archipelago, anywhere you look, the view is perfect!

The batiks give this design depth and beauty, and the uneven stripes are used so deliberately that it’s a great workshop for working with stripes and directional patterns. Try this pattern if you want to create an interesting, dynamic decorative wall quilt without investing a lot of time and effort. The combination of simple blocks comes together to become a complex, cool composition, enhanced by the pieced borders.

Though the palette is limited, the visual impact is strong and easy to achieve. The pattern lends itself well to color and value switching to make it more personalized. The small size and simple construction mean you can probably make it with fabrics already in your stash. It’s easy, basic patchwork and the satisfaction of completing it and making it your own can be yours in a weekend!

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed and Made by: Connie Kauffman
Finished Size: 35″ x 35”
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the City Culture 2 collection by Island Batik Fabrics.

Get the Archipelago pattern and More from McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2018