Fall Quilt Magic
There’s a distinct magic in the air that can only mean one thing – fall has arrived or kind of. We are finally experiencing a relief from the extreme heat in Texas. We can’t wait to cozy up, to savor the simple pleasures, and to find warmth in the midst of nature’s gentle descent into winter. What better way to capture the feeling of fall than by pulling out quilts and decorating for the season.
In a world filled with mass-produced items, there’s an undeniable charm in creating something with our own hands. A fall quilt crafted from 12 fat quarters as the lights and Moda jelly roll strips as the chains; it’s a labor of love.
I have said it a million times.. I have the greatest job in the world working for Moda Fabrics and as you may or may not know, Moda is the parent company of Ruby Star Society. I love combining lots of different Moda designers fabrics and now I can add Ruby Star fabrics to the mix. That is exactly what I did for this quilt.
Here are the general specs. Link to pattern below.
Quilt is 74″ x 74″.
Blocks (lights): 12 assorted Fat Quarters*
Block (light): 1 yard
Blocks (darks): 35-21/2″ x width of fabric
(a Jelly Roll is a great start! but I cut a couple of strips from as many layer cakes as I possibly could)
Binding: 2/3 yard. Plaids and Stripes are my favorite for bindings. I am always on the hunt for them.
Backing: 43/4 yards
*Fat Quarter=18″ x 22″
Experiment with color placement, combine different fabrics and colors, and let the quilt tell its own story. I am dying to do this in Christmas fabrics with darks in the middle.
Light fabrics are not normally fabrics that you gravitate to buy. It is so much easier to be attracted to color and print when shopping. Think of lights like milk and bread. You always need them and buy good ones when you see them. They are timeless and don’t expire like milk and bread.
As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisper finally, there’s a profound sense of fulfillment in completing a fall quilt or really any quilt, right? Create a quilt that not only keeps you warm but also fills your heart with the inspiring essence of autumn. This is currently my favorite quilt but just like the seasons, it will quickly change.
To download the pattern, click here.
Be sure and tag me if you make this. I love to see your work. #modalissa @modalissa