Magnificent Make: Dual Directions Quilt made by Kishanna Bousselaire

Two people holding up a modern, arrow quilt in front of a storefront

woman smiling holding up a modern, arrow quilt in front of a storefront
I’m thrilled to share a truly Magnificent Make with you today! This stunning Dual Directions Quilt was created by the talented Kishanna Bousselaire (@blackgirlmagic_quilting). Kishanna is a modern quilter that loves to create quilts and quilty garments. She also teaches quilting techniques and is the Co-President of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.

quilt with colorful arrows twisted quilt with colorful arrow design

Kishanna used my easy, modern foundation paper piecing (FPP) quilt pattern, Dual Directions, to bring this beauty to life. The design plays with color and direction, creating a fun visual experience. Dual Directions is a fast and easy (and beginner-friendly) foundation paper pieced (FPP) pattern that pairs perfectly with scraps from your stash or your favorite fat quarter bundle. Instructions for three quilt sizes (Runner, Baby, and Throw) along with two options (Stripes or Gradient) for quilt layouts are included or use the supplied coloring sheets to customize your own design! The possibilities are endless.

Check out her beautiful Dual Directions quilt (and aren’t her quilted shorts AMAZING?!?! — I’m obsessed!)

Two people holding up a modern, arrow quilt in front of a storefront Two hands holding up a modern, arrow quilt in front of a storefront

Kishanna made this Dual Directions quilt with the To & Fro fabric collection by Rashida Halemaan-Cole for Ruby Star Society, the same fabric we used in our original pattern design. She found a convenient fabric kit at Sewlarium, a quilt and fabric shop located in Portland, Oregon. Kishanna’s quilt is now proudly displayed at Sewlarium, inspiring quilters who come to the shop. Tsering Sherpa, a fellow sewist and quilter, was kind enough to take all of the photos featured in this blog post.

I love that Kishanna chose a meandering free-motion quilting motif and a fuzzy/minky backing for her Dual Directions quilt. Check out this close-up of the quilting. The back of the quilt really shows the quilting!
close up of quilt with colorful arrows Back of purple quilt in front of a storefront

Want to create your own magnificent Dual Directions Quilt?
quilt with arrow design on a modern thin ladder leaning against wall

Head over to our shop and grab the downloadable Dual Directions PDF pattern today and get sewing! The pattern includes detailed fabric requirements, tested instructions, and helpful diagrams along with a coloring sheet to play with colorful placement.

We can’t wait to see what magnificent makes YOU create with the Dual Directions Quilt pattern! Be sure to send me photos of your quilt when you’re ready to share!

Happy stitching and quilting!
Until next time,

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