Sunday, December 27, 2020

Lattice style quilt featuring Folktale


Even with the restrictions caused by the pandemic, our small family managed to have a lovely and festive Christmas celebration. Although we truly missed gathering together with extended family, we seemed to treasure our simple holiday even more because of it. Now that the gifts have been given, I have another quilt to share with you which I made for our son’s girlfriend, Emilee.





We weren’t able to celebrate with Emilee in person. As a young nurse at a large hospital, she was scheduled to work both Christmas Eve day and Christmas Day. But our son celebrated with Emilee and her family and texted me this picture of her, along with the note, “She loves her quilt, Mom!”  Emilee is a lovely person with a very kind and caring demeanor. I’m sure she is a wonderful nurse, and I hope this quilt brings her comfort after a long, stressful day of work.


Now, you probably noticed that I used the fabulous new Folktale collection by Lella Boutique. The eclectic combination of floral and geometric prints, as well as the terrific range of colors, lends a romantic, Bohemian feel. In fact, several of the prints made me pause and think, “I wish I had a shirt made out of this fabric.” Images sprang to my mind of pretty Folktale shirts and blouses, paired with faded blue jeans, leather sandals and gold bangle bracelets. Since I couldn’t sew a garment to save my life, I did the next best thing and made a quilt using Folktale and Moda’s Indigo Chambray (#12051 13).


It was during the process of laying out the Folktale fat quarters with the Chambray fabric, that I decided I wanted to make a lattice-type quilt.  I found several patterns online, but none of them was quite what I had in mind.  So, I came up with this design on the fly.  I took lots of notes and pictures during construction, and I plan to write this up and offer it as a free tutorial. In case this is something that interests you, I will let you know ahead of time that my squares on point are 6 1/2” (6” finished) and that it is fat quarter friendly and includes a scrappy binding from the fat quarters. Emilee’s quilt finished at 70 3/4” x 81 3/4”.

The wonderful machine quilting that you see was done by Woods Edge Quilting. Katy used a pattern called Cottonwood, which is whimsical and natural . . . perfect for a romantic folktale! I especially love how the motif adds dimension in the chambray areas. Thank you so much, Katy!



Here are a few more photos that show the scrappy binding. For the backing, I used some left over Folktale pieces, along with a taupe gingham print I had saved from an earlier Lella Boutique collection, Farmer's Daughter. This was such a fun quilt to make. I’ll do my best to get the tutorial completed soon. 


Thank you, as always, for visiting my blog. I wish you much happiness and good health in the new year.

Taunja




16 comments:

  1. Oh, my. This is gorgeous. Love the fabric line, love the gingham, love the quilting. Wish it were mine!!! Looking forward to the tutorial.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I appreciate all your kind feedback! :)

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  2. As I see this collection being used I like it more and more! I'll have to acquire at least a few of those fabrics.

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    1. Hi Sue! I really fell in love with the greens, mustard gold, and brown that seem to have a touch of berry in them. LOVE!

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  3. What a lovely, lovely quilt to give one of our heroes today. I can't imagine how hard it must be to do her job! Your beautiful quilt will give her a lot of comfort when she arrives home each day, to decompress and to process all the suffering she dealt with during her work shift. What a wonderful gift, and thank you for sharing! Deb E

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Deb! Yes, our healthcare workers are truly heroes. I admire them so much!

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  4. It's a beautiful quilt and I love the blue background. I can see it's such a gift of love for that beautiful young woman. Sending love and prayers for healing on all fronts.
    Glenis xxx

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    1. Thank you, Glenis, for your caring words. I hope all is well in your country, and that you are healthy and happy! I'm so glad you reached out, as it will remind me to go directly to your IG page and see what you've been up to. I feel like I miss a lot of people's posts . . . the technology seems to dictate what we see, and I miss so many! Take care, my friend!

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  5. We have the same taste! I just bought that line. It's so pretty! I love what you did with it. I worked many holidays as a nurse. Hope she stays safe and well. Happy New Year, Taunja!

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    1. Happy New Year to you as well Sue! Hope it's a great one, and one filled with lots of fun sewing projects!

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  6. I’ve never done a quilt set on point. I think this would be a great one to start with. Thank you, it’s lovely!

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    1. This definitely would be an easy one to start with. I'll include lots of pictures in my tutorial, and any tips I can think of that will be helpful. Thank you!

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  7. Can hardly wait for the tutorial . So pretty .

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  8. Nurses are angels on Earth so what a lovely gift; I hope she enjoys relaxing under it after a busy shift at work. I love the quilting on it - great work!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, such pretty quilting by Katy!!

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