My Slash Quilt Pattern is here! I’ve LOVED making this quilt…and might have a few new versions to share with you. But first, this one.
Slash is my newest project that can be made using my Long Leaf acrylic templates. Like Long Leaf and Frond, it’s a super versatile project that can be assembled using Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) or Template Piecing. I love having an option!
Slash is a medallion-style project with a central focus and elements growing outward.
To me, there’s something visually exciting about these bold shapes and how they come together and interact in this way. It’s a bit of a play on scale, repeat and how something can change and grow from the center.
In this first version I used just two fabrics for the Accent and Background sections. I love the simplicity of this approach. It highlights the shapes in a really bold way. The only problem with a (mainly) two-fabric project is picking out just two fabrics! It’s such a tough choice.
For the border and binding I used a third fabric, and I like how they all frame and finish off the project. I love thinking about my binding as another element in the design.
Background and border/binding fabrics are from my upcoming Languid collection which has a sweet shine to it. The Accent fabric is an Essex Yarn Dyed linen which gives great contrast to the other selections. It’s a fun play on fabrics that are pretty much opposites.
The quilting is all-over, straight-ish lines in different directions across the entire quilt. I machine quilted it and changed direction as I felt like it but kept the overall density fairly consistent.
I like how an overall quilting approach like this gives texture while also tying the design together. There wasn’t one section or element that I wanted to highlight above another, so an even treatment like this can further unite and enhance the project as a whole. Of course I can think of many ways to go in an opposite direction for a totally different effect. I love that about the quilting! You could totally use a quilting approach to highlight the individual shapes or to create new shapes in the background sections.
A Peek At Some Other Versions
As I mentioned at the top, I just can’t stop.
There are four sizes included in the pattern, and so of course I had to make up a couple of them. This first one is the Large size and instead of using just two fabrics, I went with 5 different fabrics for the Accent and 1 fabric for the Background and Border. Different effect, right? I’ll share more about this one soon.
And then this little one is the Small size. Both of these came together so quickly and were such a delight.
In this small version, I hit my scrap pile of peachy-pinks with a background and border in Essex Jungle. I can’t wait to find a spot to hang this one in my house.
Pattern: Slash Quilt Pattern (Medium size for the cover project)
Templates (optional): Long Leaf Acrylic template set
Fabrics: Languid, Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Espresso
See Slash in my Languid intro video.
Your design and quilts turned out fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your process…..the quilt design is really beautiful and so are your videos..sharing your inspiration. I have a question if you have time: where can one find the super wide fabric in order to use for the backing? I believe you have this option available with your fabric designs? And you’ve mentioned it before. When I’ve done my research on the internet..I haven’t had any luck. Thanks so much. Have a great day! and thanks again for putting a nice product out into the world.
Norma J Vangent says
Since I already have the templates, will the PDF suffice with enough direction as opposed to the printed pattern?
I adore the boldness of SLASH!
carolyn friedlander says
Hi, Norma! Yay, I’m so glad you are liking, Slash! The PDF and Print pattern contain the exact same information, which is everything to make the project. The PDF is a digital format and the other is a physical copy. Hope that helps!
Cindi Luna says
Does the print version of the pattern provide guidance on how to transfer the pattern to foundation paper for piecing? I’m obviously a beginner at FPP and can’t visualize how this process would work. (I was injured in a traffic accident 27 years ago and received a serious concussion which affects my ability to visualize.) Thanks!
carolyn friedlander says
Hi, Cindi! Great question. The print pattern includes a print out of the FPP templates. All you need to do is make copies on a copy machine from them. Make the number of copies you need for the size project you plan to make and you are good to go! Make sure to save the original prints so you can continue to make copies from them in the future. Hope that helps!