Crystal Curio was the first design I came up with for the Geode Dye + Quilt Pattern Collection and it’s done in more of a traditional block style. Using geode fat quarters, large blocks of fabric are kept intact to show off as much of the geode fabric as possible. I minimized waste by using the leftover pieces from the fat quarters in the sashing.
The angular blocks reminded me a bit of the way quartz crystals grow – so that inspired the name Crystal Curio.
Since I make so many quilts I have to be really choosy about which ones I keep – and this one is staying with me.
I always planned on keeping one of the quilts from the Geode Collection, but to be honest I didn’t think it’d be this one. I thought I’d be keeping Beautiful Baubles version. Don’t get me wrong – Beautiful Baubles is still a gorgeous quilt – but once I started putting this one together, I knew it was the one.
This combination of colors is just magical.
I absolutely love the way the blocks came together.
And this quilting is just the icing on the cake. It’s like this quilting design was just made for this quilt. I had asked Cara of Sew Colorado Quilts to pick a design she thought would work and she knocked this one out of the park. It’s just amazing.
Quilts are meant to be used, so another important thing to consider is how the quilt looks bundled up while you’re cuddled beneath it.
I think this one passes that test! It’s warm, comfy, and it makes me happy to look at it – which on these drab, rainy Oregon days I really could use something to brighten up my day. Even the backing is gorgeous!
This pattern collection is available in my store now! And if you love the fabric but don’t want to dye it yourself, you can check to see what I have available for purchase here. Not enough of the color you want in stock? I have limited availability to custom dye a batch just for you.