Square Burst 2.0 - Minimalist

January 13, 2021 0 Comments

Square Burst 2.0 - Minimalist

The Minimalist Square Burst is the third, and final, quilt in the Square Burst 2.0 series. This variation uses just two fabrics to create a more modern look!

Is this my favorite quilt I've ever made? Maybe. 

Minimalist Square Burst by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

I love absolutely everything about this quilt. From the texture of the Essex linens, to the softness of the Art Gallery print on the back, to the striped binding, and the overall sense of coziness I feel when I look at it. This quilt has my heart!

Minimalist Square Burst by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

When I set out on the task to make this quilt series, I chose the fabrics for this quilt first. I looked at the Essex 1/4" Stripe colors available that had a matching solid to narrow my choices. I was debating between chambray (which I chose), a cream/tan color, or a black/gray color. 

Minimalist Square Burst by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

I knew I wanted to use one of the fabrics from this quilt as the cornerstone fabric of the Cornerstone quilt. Ultimately I chose chambray because it kept with the 'bright and happy' theme I was going for.

Minimalist Square Burst by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

For the backing, I went with the cream and white floral from Art Gallery Fabrics Lower the Volume collection. It gives the quilt the perfect Joanna Gains farmhouse vibe when paired with the neutrals and stripes on the front. 

Minimalist Square Burst by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Speaking of stripes, I used the striped fabric from the quilt as the binding. Striped binding is my favorite and I will use it any chance I get. ;)

Minimalist Square Burst by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

It took some planning (and seam ripping) to ensure all of my stripes were going in the right direction, but seeing the finished result makes it all worth it!

Minimalist Square Burst by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

I quilted it with a diagonal crosshatch about 1.25" apart. I think the simple straight line quilting adds to the timeless, classic look of the quilt!

Minimalist Square Burst by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

You can buy the paper pattern here or the PDF version here!

Check out the rest of the Square Burst 2.0 series here!