When I think of all twelve Little Quilts, the June Little Quilt is the easiest. However, in my following alterations, I made it a bit more challenging for those who desire a different take on this pattern. If you wish to order the June Little Quilt Kit it can be found here. I used a red, black, and white palette that gave a bit of an ombre affect. I love that look!
To begin, I laid out all the cut pieces just to make sure it captured the gradation I wanted. It’s very easy to misplace color when the values are so close to one another. Note that in order to create the gradation, each color is included in a row with a darker shade and a lighter shade.
I should have caught my mistake at this point, however, it looked quite normal, don’t you think? I forgot to compare with the pattern here and I cut a third more pieces than I needed. If you consider the bottom row, it needed only four black and four grey pieces. Later, I rectified this problem.
Then I picked up each row and stacked them together as they were to be sewn.
The pieces were paired up to be chain stitched,
and then cut apart.
Then the pairs were paired up with each other for chain stitching again…
And, finally the units became a row.
All twelve rows are completed and placed in color value order.
I laid them out in the order they are sewn to check for color mistakes and it looks pretty good! I love the gradation! The followup tutorial will be available June 1st. Be looking for it! I will show you how I fixed my mistake.