The Fernweh Quilt by Domestic Strata is one of those patterns that checks off everything on my imaginary priority list for a quilt pattern (or any pattern for that matter). Great design: check. Clean lines: check. Easy-to-follow instructions: check. An amazing finished product at the end: double check!
The pattern is well written, and for those who have completed at least one quilt before, this shouldn’t be too daunting. If you had the energy (and food, water, or wine!) you might well be able to piece the whole top in a day. It would be a long one, but it would be worth it if you needed a baby gift quickly. If a lone quilting marathon doesn’t strike your fancy, we have a class for this quilt, and the top is pieced in two sessions that each last about 3 hours.
Our shop sample, pictured here, was made by our amazing quilting instructor, Caitlin Topham from Salty Oat. For the shop sample, Caitlin chose a Cloud9 Cirrus Solid in Coral and an RJR Supreme Solid in Linen White for the front with a Riley Blake Floral for the back. The binding (perhaps my favorite part) is a Cotton + Steel Sprinkle in Black Cat from their Basics line. It was quilting per the instructions, but the options for quilting are just as endless as the potential fabric combinations.
Caitlin is the one who will hold your hand and help you create the perfect blocks (or rescue your not-so-perfect blocks!), if doing it on your own is just a little too scary. Or take the class just to be in her creative presence and soak up all the small tidbits of knowledge she casually lets fall. I tell you, it is a great class for everyone.
All Photos by Ashley Shea Photography
Check out the pattern for some satisfying sewing, and/or check our schedule for the next available class. For those who are interested, we have one coming up on July 23rd & July 30th!