This was #2 on my Q1 Finish-Along Goals.
This is the 2nd iteration of my FibFrac quilt, since the first one didn’t demonstrate the mathematics as well as I wanted. This time I chose to use Moda Grunge tonal fabrics in contrasting colors. I was very pleased with how it came out.
I quilted it with a favorite spiky spiral all-over filler design, spaced about 3/8″ apart.
Jerry chose the thread color to match the taupe background fabric, and I love the choice — it gives texture without adding another design element to the fabric, which allows the math to stand out finally.
And, of course, more Ikea Britten Nummer fabric on the back.
I bound it in plum Grunge fabric, which set off the quilt very well.
The plum was also was a good fabric and quilt choice for my binding tutorial, because everything photographed very well.
I’m quite sad that I’m out of the Grunge fabrics now, because they were a lot of fun to work with. I may need to stock up on them for future projects. I like how they play solid without being flat.
As I was getting the pattern written for it (in final edits now, and I’ll post when it’s ready and in my Etsy shop), I realized that I made a pretty significant mathematical error in the sections connected to the center square. Here’s a comparison of what I sewed and what the mathematics in the pattern design actually calls for.
I’m more than a little annoyed by the error (and especially that it took me so long to even notice — not once until after the quilt was totally finished!), and I’m trying to decide if I should Photoshop those squares yellow for the cover photo of the pattern or just go with it and admit the error in the pattern. Would that be confusing? I’m not sure. In any case, I didn’t make that error in FibFrac1:
Grr. First World Problems, I suppose.
Anyway. I’m happy with how they came out.