Off the Beaten Track Quilt

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog, Nature Walk, Quilts

With NATURE WALK arriving in stores over the last and coming weeks, I want to start sharing a few sewing ideas to hopefully inspire some projects of your own.

off the beaten track quilt - tamara kate

First up, my “Off the Beaten Track” quilt. This was a fun and easy quilt to make. I love Flying Geese blocks for their simplicity. Like most good traditional blocks, they lead to a wide range of more modern possibilities where design is concerned, all based on playing with colour placement and block direction.

nature walk - cloud - tamara kate

I chose some of my favourite prints from the Cloud colour group as inspiration and for the most part I worked with white ground, but added a few spots of medium and dark grey (Fog & Clay Cotton Couture) for a bit more contrast and creativity.

off the beaten track quilt detail - tamara kate

I didn’t want to make things too visually chaotic so kept prints grouped together to give the eye places to rest, and chose to send some of the geese horizontally in just a few areas to keep things dynamic.

off the beaten track quilt binding

And the binding… well, let’s just say I have found my new favourite binding fabric. I have always loved stripes for binding a quilt as they add a bit of fun, but these little watercolour lines, Tall Grass, are soft, fade in and out and even offer occasional rows of spots for variety. And they come in four different colours to co-ordinate with a variety of projects. Fun! Fun! Fun!

tall grass - tamara kate


  1. Josée Carrier
    January 22, 2016

    Beautiful! I totally love those stripes for the binding.

    • Tamara
      January 22, 2016

      Thanks Josee!

  2. Karen @ Pieces of Contentment
    January 25, 2016

    Nature Walk is another stunning collection and I love how you have used it in this quilt Tamara. I have just added a selection to my wish list.
    Just last week I cut into some of my treasured Flight Patterns (on IG only for now) and have a length of Patio Lights on my lap which I am wanting to use as backing, yet hesitant to see it go….

    • Tamara
      January 26, 2016

      Karen, thank you for stopping by here. I love hearing how people are using my fabrics and am honoured you are treasuring pieces from past collections. Sometimes it’s so hard to cut into those favourites, isn’t it?