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.