Fenced In Quilt (and Free Pattern!)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fenced In Quilt - In Color Order
Photo by Holly DeGroot

Happy Thursday! Today I'm here to share one of my recent quilt finishes my Fenced In Quilt!

Fenced In Quilt - In Color Order
This Summer saw the release of my friend Holly's first fabric collection with Cloud 9 Fabrics, Brush Strokes! I was immediately drawn to the colors in this collection, especially that purple! The prints have a beautiful watercolor look to them, which makes them really stand out. When the bundle arrived on my doorstep (thanks again Holly!), I knew right away what I wanted to make. I love when that happens.

Fenced In Quilt - In Color Order
Within a day or so I had the prints all cut and had started to sew. Normally I drag my feet when new fabric comes in, but that spreadsheet has really kept me motivated to use things!

Fenced In Quilt - In Color Order
Since this quilt is pretty small, I decided to quilt it myself. This meant visiting Michael at the lab to baste in the kitchen on his floor! It's right next to the room he works in, so it works out really well.

Fenced In Quilt - In Color Order
Photo by Holly DeGroot

Ta da! I love how soft this quilt looks. Since many of the prints are on white, the blocks blend in a bit more than if there was tons of contrast. It softens the lines between blocks and between prints, giving it a more subtle look.

Fenced In Quilt - In Color Order
Photo by Holly DeGroot

I have a hard time quilting free-motion these days, so it was straight lines for the win! I went for diagonal lines through each block. I love this type of quilting, it's a favorite for sure. It's forgiving, and quilts up really quick!

Fenced In Quilt - In Color Order
Photo by Holly DeGroot

For the backing I pulled an older Art Gallery Fabrics print from my stash. The binding is Cloud 9's Cirrus Solids in Lilac.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qWnmtps3wVkPfG7G_brUpbEIpaHI3kaX Download the free quilt pattern here.

Fenced In Quilt - In Color Order
Photo by Holly DeGroot

A huge thanks to Holly for taking these beautiful photos! I finished this quilt up in a hurry in time to bring it to our annual cabin weekend. She made it look so good!

Pattern: Fenced In Quilt Pattern
Fabrics: Brushstrokes, Cirrus Solids in Lilac*, Bespoken*.

Happy Quilting!

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10 comments :

Pat said...

Soft and pretty.

Lisa Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! Looking forward to your newsletter :)

Unknown said...

I love this! It's so dreamy and beautiful!

Randi said...

Love the quilt, Jeni!

Shasta Matova said...

It is a beautiful quilt - and how wonderful that you stuck with it to get it finished so quickly. The photographs are gorgeous - such great backdrops.

Melissa Corry said...

Such a fun and happy quilt!!

Anna said...

dreamy dreamy! I love it so much. :) You are rockin it!!!!!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

This is SWEEEET I love it Jeni!

Karen said...

Yum! Love your design and how you used this beautiful fabric!

Unknown said...

Love the happy colors of this quilt!! Would be so nice to wrap up in this quilt and take a nap!