Paradox Point in Desert Bloom November 18 2016, 0 Comments

The next version of Paradox Point we are sharing is this beauty made by Juli Kieny. It is a complete 180 from the cover quilt and I love that! Instead of creating a rainbow or gradating the fabrics in color order, Juli paired two contrasting fabrics from one fabric line for each arrow block. The contrasting blocks plus the dark background makes this quilt a total slam dunk!

Paradox Point in Desert Bloom

Let's hear a little bit from Juli about her experience making this quilt. "Paradox Point is my third block of the month that I have made by Sassafras Lane and let me tell you it is by far the fastest! It's so fast, that I plan on doing the quilt-a-long in January. I love paper piecing and the simplicity of the blocks make this stunning quilt look complicated when it's not. It's quick and easy, great for beginners at paper piecing." - Juli

Paradox Point in Desert Bloom

Each block features two contrasting fabrics from the Desert Bloom fabric line and the warm white accent fabric. This block is one of my favorites! I love the simplicity of the design and this mustard yellow color has been showing up over and over in my stash purchases recently! 

Folded Paradox Point in Desert Bloom

Juli is a talented longarm quilter, so let's hear a little bit about her process of quilting her Paradox Point. "I knew with the printed fabric that the quilting called for an allover pattern. I quilted serpentine lines over the arrows and in the background I did double wavy lines with half circles connecting each wavy line going in opposite directions. Since the fabric is dark the quilting didn't show up as I had hoped, but in just the right light, it does the job perfectly. I'm excited for you to see the next Paradox Point I am going to make in January." - Juli

Folded Paradox Point in Desert Bloom

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made & Quilted by: Juli Kieny
    • Quilting: Serpentining lines, wavy lines and half circles.
    • Pattern: Paradox Point
    • Fabric: Desert Bloom by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda.
    • Finished Size: Grande 80" x 100"
    • Techniques: Paper-piecing and traditional piecing.

Paradox Point in Desert Bloom

Juli used our Quick and Easy Quilt Label tutorial to make a bright label for the back of her Paradox Point! The yellow label paired with the aqua binding bring some color to the navy backing. 

For the book, I photographed this quilt on a little bike path bridge near my apartment. The red clay, autumn greenery and sunflowers add a few pops of color to the background. I like how it plays with the colors in the arrows!

Paradox Point in Desert Bloom

A big thank you to Juli for making this gorgeous quilt for us! The Paradox Point quilt pattern is available in book form. If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos, post them to our Flickr group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram! I will be sharing a batik and Kaffe version this weekend, then a fun pillow tutorial next Monday!