I was tasked with making the Wood Lily Quilt for Fat Quarter Shop! This is a new pattern for their Classic and Vintage quilt pattern series, which is awesome if you are really looking to practice your quilting skills. There is also a super great kit quilt to go along with the release of this quilt pattern which features the new fall line Late October by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics!
Let’s talk about this quilt!
I love traditional quilts! As fun as the modern quilts are and as adorable as the novelty pieced quilts are, there is something extra special about a traditional quilt pattern! When I saw the Wood Lily Quilt Pattern, I knew I wanted it to be something that could live in the house year-round to fit in with the general décor. Which, in my world, means blue and yellow!
Blue and yellow, yellow and blue. Is there a better color combination? Get a little more specific to navy blue and yellow and now we are really getting somewhere! Blue and yellow are the most prominent colors in my home – I actually had the outside of my home painted a pale yellow – so I knew these were the colors I was going to look for when creating the color scheme for the Wood Lily Quilt.
Color choices decided, now I needed to find the fabric! To the Fat Quarter Shop website I went! Bonnie and Camille have the absolute BEST blue fabrics, so that is honestly where I started my search for blues and that is where it quickly ended! Super easy decision to use a few fabrics from Bonnie and Camille’s One Fine Day collection for Moda Fabrics. While the collection is a few seasons old, the fabrics are timeless. I chose three fabrics that gradually went from white to navy, paired those with a solid navy I had on hand and found a Buttercup Marbles basic from Moda Fabrics to use as an accent color.
Easy peasy – fabric pull done and so excited to start quilting!
While I cannot give you the full details on the new Wood Lily Quilt Pattern, I will give you a few reasons why it was so fun and enjoyable to make!
- Cutting was easy! There were no tiny pieces in the making of this quilt, which made cutting smooth and fast.
- The pattern includes traditional piecing methods such as log cabins, flying geese, so you get good practice on quilting basics.
- The blocks consisted of multiple components which makes a BIG block a lot less intimidating.
- Fat Quarter Shop patterns are written clearly and have excellent graphics. So excellent you can often get away without reading the actual directions. But the teacher in me will tell you to always read the directions before you start!
- The quilt is gorgeous!
For the quilting, I knew something dense was going to happen. Dense quilting is life and rarely will I do anything loose for one of my own quilts or projects. And I wanted a pantograph that would slightly mimic the white and blue floral/vine/leaf fabric. The pantograph Augusta fit the bill and I already owned the file! That is what I call a win!
While I wish I had gone a tad bit denser on the quilting, I absolutely love how the quilt looks! Quilting really brings the quilt to life and it did not disappoint on this Wood Lily Quilt!
For the backing, I used a pale yellow gingham from the shop and the solid navy fabric for the binding.
Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop, for asking me to make this quilt! It is absolutely fabulous!
Thanks for joining the adventure!
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