Monday, November 17, 2014

Peppermint Float Variation

I've had this variation of my Peppermint Float pattern {from Simply Modern Christmas} in the back of my mind for a while. I finally created it in EQ7, liked the idea and decided it was time to cut into my precious Cotton+Steel fabric!


The change starts by substituting an alternate 6" square or block for the center star...


A slight change in the sashing creates a background grid for the blocks. I think that has lots of possibilities! The sashing strips are cut 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" with a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" framing fabric piece on each end.


It's actually a simpler version and went together in a snap!


I decided not to add a border to this one {except for a white background border to float the design}, so this one's ready for quilting! I'm thinking of a simple diagonal grid.

Here's the original quilt from the book...

What do you think of the variation?

20 comments:

  1. I love this! I have your original pattern but think I might make this variation myself.

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  2. Oh, I love the grey sashing! It makes for open design giving a space of the stars to shine!

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  3. I love the variation - the way the stars float on the background.

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  4. The variation is simply stunning. The smashing makes it vey elegant. I love the subtle fabric choices for the sashing.. Just perfect!

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  5. Love it!! Of course, I love your original version, too.

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  6. Oooh yes I love it, the original was great but I love this version so much more!

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  7. It looks great. I love the sashing.

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  8. awesome, all of a sudden it becomes quite modern looking, the low volume maybe??

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  9. I absolutely love this! The pattern and fabric choices were really perfect. And I love the variations you introduced. Really gorgeous quilt!!

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  10. Wow!! I've always loved the original quilt but I'm liking this one even better. Stunning :)

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  11. LOVE it!! Especially the sashing in white and light gray! Yummm!!

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  12. What a pretty variation on the original pattern!

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  13. This variation is amazing! I love the way the borders run "behind" the points of the stars. Can't wait to try this on a small wall hanging or something. :)

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  14. What do I think? It is fabulous. Looking at things differently takes practice, you help me practice. Thank you for the tutorial!

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  15. I really like the low volume grid effect! Really makes the star blocks pop!

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  16. Oh yes please! Love the variation!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!