Concrete Jungle | Cotton & Steel

I’m having the best time with this pattern! It is so versatile and fun, and makes ANY fabric shine!

When I saw Cotton + Steel’s Snow Flowers fabric collection, I just knew it needed to become a Concrete Jungle quilt. The bright abstract fabrics reminded me of graffiti, and what more perfect a pattern than one called Concrete Jungle?

This throw size came together in no time flat, and I was left trying to decide how to quilt it. I felt that machine quilting would end up looking too busy for a quilt that already has so much going on fabric-wise, so I settled on hand-quilting. Sometimes, batting ‘beards’, or shows up through the fabrics on the quilt. I didn’t want white batting to peek through the vibrant colors, so I chose to use black batting instead!

I love how vibrant and fun this quilt is and how the hand-quilting ‘melts’ into the quilt.

The back is also from the Snow Flowers fabric collection, and I used my invisible seam backing tutorial to make sure that the bird pattern kept repeating properly. Can you spot the seam below??

I’m binding it using the big-stitch hand-binding variation tutorial and Aurifil 12 weight thread. I haven’t gotten very far, unfortunately. And since we needed to get photos done, I ended up using an Elmer’s glue stick to tack down the binding. I’m sad to say that this quilt is STILL in this state. Hopefully I can get it bound before the end of the year!

Concrete Jungle is available in my shop and comes with instructions for in 5 sizes! What fabrics are you planning to use for it?

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