Distraction and Inspiration: Broken Stones Quilt & Colour Inspo

Distraction and Inspiration: Broken Stones Quilt & Colour Inspo

Need a bit of a distraction?  I sure do.  
I released my Broken Stones Quilt pattern last week.  Timing, right? I had planned a sew along for the end of April but as many of us are at home just now I thought a sew along might just be the distraction we all need.  
The Broken Stones SAL will begin on Monday 30th March.  Focusing on colour first.  You can make it as easy or as difficult as you like.  Keep up with the schedule or go back to it when you have time.  Basically I will be here for the next four weeks to assist, cheer on and distract.
In the Broken Stones Quilt pattern there are two versions in baby, throw and double size.  Using two block sizes, 15" & 24".   The PDF pattern is available now with 20% off until the SAL begins.  You can get the pattern HERE.

How will the sew along work?

Get your Broken Stones PDF Quilt Pattern to take part.

The Broken Stones SAL will begin on Monday 30th March.


Week 1: Fabric pull | Corner blocks

Week 2: Middle Side Blocks | Centre Blocks

Week 3: Block Assembly | Final Assembly

Week 4: Catch up | Prize Giving (26th April)

This sew along has been condensed and will run through bi weekly blog posts and Instagram updates which I will save in my highlights.  As our schedules may change from day to day I wanted you to have the SAL information available when you need it.  There is no need to sign up to a list.  The SAL information will be available as we progress.  Connect through Instagram using the hashtag #brokenstonesSAL and tag me @_lucyengels so I don't miss it. 

If you do want the information straight to your inbox you can sign up to my main newsletter.  I will be sending weekly emails with prompts and links to all the blog posts and useful material for the Broken Stones SAL. 

There will be one main prize of quilty goodies (TBC) at the end of the four weeks.  Winner will be picked at random on the 26th April.



Broken Stones is for confident beginners.  If you have a couple of quilts under your belt this pattern will allow you to get creative with colour placement.  The 24" block sews up in no time if you are looking for a quick fix.  The 15" block allows you to spend more time at the machine.  
To get your colour juices flowing I have put together some colour combinations and ideas that you can play with in both version 1 and version 2.
 Version 1
     Broken Stones Lucy Engels      Broken Stones Quilt pattern lucy engels

To begin, this is the colour way that appears on the front cover of the pattern.  In the second image I have switched the navy rectangles with the neutral background colour changing the overall look of the quilt.

       Broken Stones Quilt Pattern Lucy Engels       Broken Stones Quilt Lucy Engels

Broken Stones has the ability to completely change its look by experimenting with the tonal values in the fabric you choose.  

 Broken Stones Quilt pattern Lucy Engels

Version 2

Broken Stones quilt pattern lucy engels    

In Version 2 the Broken Stones block is rotated creating a strong secondary pattern.  You can recreate the above quilt tops by making a  24" block baby quilt (48" x 48").

Broken Stones quilt pattern lucy engels

During the sew along I will be making a top similar to those below which adds an additional colour and walking you through this process.  

I hope you will join us!


20% off Broken Stones PDF Quilt Pattern


Broken Stones quilt pattern lucy engels


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