If you have seen any of my prior posts, you know that I like to change out the decor in my livingroom. I have a window seat that is the perfect place for a plethora of throw pillows! When Magnolia Lane by Laura Gunn by Michael Miller Fabrics came into my local quilt shop I knew it would be a great color scheme for my space. It is still available here and here. I made a sample quilt for the shop which now resides on the back of my couch.
After making the quilt, I purchased enough additional yardage for the TWELVE throw pillows for the window seat, couch and occasional chairs. And then I decided I had enough left over to make another quilt with a few solids thrown in.
I loved the magnolias so I fussy cut them for center squares surrounded by coordinating solids. Then I cut the remaining fabric into 3″ strips and made strips sets in threes to alternate between the solid blocks. The number of blocks dictated the diagonal pattern made by the rows of similar blocks. I didn’t use a pattern but just used my design wall for the entire process.
I pieced the back with a strip of the front fabric and a tone on tone cream and coordinating batik to complete the size I needed. My friend Heidi at Rocky Mountain Quilting did the long arm quilting. You can see the cool quilting pattern on the back. I bound it with the turquoise solid in the quilt. It turned out to be an oversized lap quilt and is great to snuggle up with on the couch watching TV.
The bright greens and turquoise of this fabric collection looks bright and cheery even on the rainy and cloudy days we get on occasion.
On to the next project! I just bought 27 yards of aqua fabric from Aneela Hoey’s Little Apples collection to make curtains for my granddaughter’s room in our new house. More on that project later!
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