A few weeks ago the Fat Quarter Shop sent me an advance copy of their latest quilt along. The Lady of the Lake block is a traditional block in the FQS Classic and Vintage series but I think it is a design that remains very modern.
I made my version of the quilt mostly from my stash. I started with this pile of April Rhodes Bound collection and added in a variety of grey and grey ombre fabric.
By focusing on my stash I am really happy with the variety of colours and textures in the finished quilt.
The Lady of the Lake quilt block is created from 8 half square triangles in two sizes so it made sense to use the 8 at the same time method for the smaller triangles. The pattern recommends HST paper which I didn't have time to purchase but I will be adding some to my next fabric order to try.
Each block also creates a spare large triangle so I was able to make more bonus blocks.
I really enjoyed getting these blocks up onto the wall, they create quite an impact and I was tempted to leave them there for a longer time but as this is the dining area wall they soon came to the attention of my children who 'helped' me take the blocks back down.
This was my first time setting blocks on point and also the first time I have added borders to a quilt top. I'm very happy with the result.
This was also the first time I made the extra effort to trim the treads on the back of the entire quilt and I think it really made a difference when it came time to quilt.
I think my favourite part of this quilt is the way the triangle is the different blocks come together.
And my points are definitely getting better.
It must be love!
The Lady of the Lake quilt along is available in a variety of ways. Get the quilt along details, free block pattern, quilt kit, and video tutorial at these links and let me know if you make your own version.
Now I need to get back to quilting so I can share the finished quilt and start using it while we are having such a cold start to Spring here in Melbourne.