Pattern: Looper Quilt
Fabric: Ruby Star Society Speckled line
Modifications: Unaltered pattern, there are blocks that you can cut out to make the design your own. Tried various arrangements until I was happy with my layout.
When I first saw the Looper pattern designed by Devon of MissMake, I was struck by both the simplicity of the design, as well as the possibilities it offered.
For me, I saw possibilities in both the colors I could use for the ‘rainbow’ as well as the ways I could manipulate the blocks to create an even more intricate shape! I don’t often use a pattern, as I tend to make up my own designs, but the Looper pattern has just too many exciting possibilities for me to pass up!
For the unaltered pattern, the construction is pretty straightforward. In the pattern, however, there are blocks that you can cut out and play with to make the design your own. I played around with all sorts of arrangements until I was really happy with my layout.
As for colors, I chose a range of colors that I love, and played with how they changed across the rainbow. I originally planned on using just the Speckled line from Ruby Star, but after some conversations with my coworkers, I added in a couple other Ruby Star prints to add a little bit more interest to the rainbow lines.
Since I’ve worked with curved piecing before, the construction wasn’t that challenging for me, but the best tip I have is to just take your time and enjoy the process. Pinning pieces together and working from the largest pieces to the smallest corner (opposite of the pattern instructions) helped me create smooth curves that really flowed.
At the end of making this quilt, I am very proud to say it is one of the favorite quilts I’ve made. The colors and quilting bring me a lot of joy and I’m very happy to have it hanging in my apartment during this difficult time! While it wasn’t intended to be a quilt to get me through this crazy time, it has been something that brings me a lot of joy and happiness and keeps me smiling!