I received 14 gorgeous fat quarters of Kelly's new Windsor Garden fabric line. (They are all beautiful, but I think the Beatrice lemon prints are my favorite. The floral Amelia prints are a close second, though.) Normally when I have an amazing fat quarter pack of lovely new fabrics, I won't cut into them. Fortunately, I had to cut into them.
I had the difficult decision of deciding what to make with these beautiful fabrics. So. Many. Options. In January, I hosted my first quilt-along on Instagram. The #plusblockqal was so much fun and a huge success. (Check out the #plusblockqal and #plusblockqalcomplete hashtags over on Instagram to see all the pretty quilts that were made...and are still being made.) Of course I never finished my original plus block quilt so I figured this was a chance to redeem myself! (Not a surprise, but I didn't get the binding on yet. It's kind of my thing.) I used the three lighter prints for the plus part of each block and the bright/dark prints to make a scrappy background.
|I still haven't perfected the "quilt swirl!"|
|The pluses are subtle, but I love the bright scrappiness.|
Each block is 10.5 inches (10 inch finished). You can find cutting instructions for the blocks here. I made 20 blocks for this quilt, so it measures 40 inches x 50 inches. I used one of my favorite pantographs (Fantasy Flame) to longarm quilt it.
|Moda Bella Indigo backing.|
My family and I are heading to Minnesota on a fishing vacation, and I will have a huge stack of quilts ready to hand bind in the car! I already have a beautiful Moda Bella Persimmon binding made and ready to put on this quilt. I promise to share some pictures of this beautiful quilt at the lake. Thanks for stopping by!
This is just beautiful! I'm always so impressed at how people choose their colors and patterns in their layouts. I think the fabrics are gorgeous and you're so lucky you got a chance to use them!! Enjoy Minnesota. We head to Alexandria on the 27th and I'm beyond excited to get away!!ReplyDelete