The quilt blocks I started a few weeks ago are now part of a finished quilt top. I bought these Anthology fabrics a long time ago and have always intended to use them in a fall-ish quilt that doesn’t scream “fall.” I feel like I succeeded.
The colors are definitely “fall” colors: orange, yellow, brown and gold, but one of the things I liked about them was how the collection used white instead of cream in the designs, and I also liked the addition of gray. For a year or so I’ve had some Kona ice frappe to pair it all with, loving the unexpected contrast and the way the aqua sets it all off so beautifully.
The picture above is actually my favorite of them all. I had walked away and as I was returning the sun burst through the clouds and shone through the quilt perfectly, creating the illusion of stained glass. This photo is of the back of the quilt top, but I love it.
I never planned to use these fabrics with the On A Whim pattern, having something else chosen. But when I had the urge to join in on IG, I had the perfect amount of fabric and decided to go for it. I needed a second “neutral” and took a cue from the fabrics themselves, thus adding the dark gray solid. I had it on hand and ran with it. Honestly, it was the only thing I was nervous about; I didn’t want the dark gray to overwhelm the quilt. I made the border smaller, cutting my strips 3 inches wide instead of six. If I make it again, I’ll probably leave the border off altogether.
Final thoughts: I like it a whole lot more than I anticipated and the gray doesn’t bother me like I worried it might. I’m thrilled to have finally made something with this little fat quarter bundle instead of procrastinating it another year. I enjoyed the process of making this quilt and wouldn’t mind making another with this pattern. I hope to get it quilted in time to enjoy it this fall.
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