I am super excited this morning to share my newest quilt finish!!!! When the Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I wanted to make the classic Lady of the Lake Block for their Classic and Vintage series I was all over it, but then I added my own spin on the quilt by laying it out in the Card Trick Block hence . . . Cards on the Lake!!! And I just love it!!!
I never cease to be amazed at how different a block can look just by changing the layout. I just love the added bonus of the pinwheel in the center, I think it really sets the quilt off nice. I used 12 Lady of the Lake blocks and then some setting triangles to square it up, and some borders to finish it off. So fun!!!
And of course, I used a favorite classic color combo in my fabrics. I can't get enough Red, White, and Black quilts!!! This time I used Studio E Essentials that I had found at my local quilt shop on a great deal :) I just love the way the three colors play off each other, those little black triangles just pop!!!
And because I was only making 12 Lade of the Lake quilt blocks, this quilt went together so super fast!!! I think it sat around waiting to be bound longer than it took me to make the entire quilt top :) And with the added borders it measures 72" square so it is just perfect for a large lap quilt or just to take out and read under a tree!! But mine will be donated to my Alma Mater, SUU. I know I say it everytime, but I am sure glad my school colors are such awesome ones!!!
When it came time to quilt it, I went with an all over echoed paisley design. I created a video tutorial a while back on how to do this design on your home machine, just in case you are interested :) I decided on red thread as I wanted it to blend in those big setting triangles and I just love the way it pops in the white centers. So great!!!
And I just love how these dense all over designs create so much wonderful texture!!! It is still soft enough to snuggle up on, but you also want to just sit and run your hand along the quilt top to feel all of that great quilty goodness. And that just makes me smile ;)
And I just have to say, I still get a thrill out of adding my custom labels into the binding of each quilt. I wish I would have ordered these ages ago as I just absolutely love how simple and easy it is to add them to the quilt back, and it means I am finally adding my name (on the back of the label) to my quilts!!!
And that is my Cards on the Lake Quilt!!!! You can see lots more Lady of the Lake Quilty Goodness over at Fat Quarter Shop today and find the free block pattern here along with the You Tube Video Tutorial for it and the quilt pattern here. Thanks again Fat Quarter Shop for having me as part of this fun Quilt Along!!! I am just loving how it turned out and am excited to say I just made two Classic Quilts into one :)
Thanks so much for popping in today and each and every day!!!
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!