Friday, September 8, 2017

Cards on the Lake Quilt

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!!!

Linking up this finish to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's :)

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  1. This is just fantastic! I love all of your red, white, and black combo quilts!

  2. Hi Melissa,
    What a fun pattern, and the fabrics are fab. I will check out the pattern link - thank you for sharing it with us. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. How much time, on the average, do you sew each weekday? You get so much done! I am amazed, especially with your large, young family.

    1. I sew from 1-4 M-F now that my baby girl is in K. I also do all my pressing after my kids go to bed, so that 1-4 is non stop, pedal to the metal sewing time ;) And if deadlines get a little crazy, I tend to squeeze in more time as well!!! And thank you, I truly am happy quilting so it is nice to do something you love every day :)

  4. Wow, that turned out great. I hope your Alma Mater uses it to raise funds or something fun like that. They are great colors!

  5. LOVE that unconventional layout, the fact that you found the PERFECT backing fabric, AND quilted it in RED thread!!!

  6. Fab creativity. Well done! Another inspiration.

  7. love your layout, Melissa ... :) Pat

  8. stunning colours and stunning layout. It is making me want to go back and make another one now!!

  9. I love it!!! Great way to change it up.

  10. I love the layout of the red and black. Great for the card table.

  11. That is a terrific quilt! What a great idea to set the blocks in the card trick layout.

  12. Love your take on the block - your quilt is awesome!

  13. I love the layout. I think it is so much more interesting and eye catching that the original Lady of the Lake pattern. gorgeous.

  14. That is just gorgeous!! I love your layout: brilliant!! I wasn't too interested in the Lady of the Lake quilt, but now with that did you figure it out? LOVE it!!! Hugs, H

  15. Just wow! Everything ties together so perfectly. This is a winner for sure.


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