I love a project that shows little bits of many different things, and that’s what my Bartow Quilt in Collection CF fabrics is all about.
This design goes back to 2014 and the 30th anniversary of Kona Cotton. I was asked to design a free project, and Bartow is what I came up with. (You can read about it in my previous blog post here.)
There’s even another version that I started at the same time as the first one, but I didn’t complete until last year. Ha!
(You can read all about that version here.)
Back to my new Collection CF version.
What I love about this project is how the design creates a gallery of color, fabric or whatever you want it to be in all of the little pieced snippets. With so many colors and prints in this new (old) collection, I wanted a quilt that would capture little bits of all of it. This made Bartow an easy choice!
Fabric selection and planning is made easy because Bartow works from a charm pack (5″ squares). To recreate mine, all you need is a CF charm pack, your background fabric and a binding fabric that will fill in for a bit of the pieced top as well.
The background for this one is Kona Natural.
I chose this binding, because I liked the color and how it would frame the quilt. Plus I liked it being used in some of the piecing in the top as well.
My mom Kathy Friedlander pieced the top, and Gina Pina quilted it with an allover grid (just like in one of the previous ones.)
This is one of those quilts that is fun to lay with, because you notice different fabrics each way it’s turned.
pattern: Bartow (free!) found here