Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Keystone Corners - Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour

 It's Week 2 of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour and today I am sharing the Keystone Corners quilt! This quilt looks a little complex, but it really goes together super easy.  It uses no-waste flying geese to create the blocks with a snowballed center.  The no-waste method of flying geese is my favorite method.  Not only is it super fast, making 4 geese at a time, it also has no waste, as the name would suggest.  

Here is the introduction I wrote about Keystone Corners in the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book.  "Inspiration truly comes from everywhere.  This beauty was inspired by a garden path at a flower nursery, which had an amazing stonework design.  I quickly snapped a picture, thinking it would be a wonderful quilt.   And yes, I snap pictures of everything, including bathroom tiles!  Keystone Corners is made with two simple units, so it's quick to piece.  And it can also easily have a more masculine feel, depending on your fabric choices."

When writting this book, I tried to give you all of the tips and trick that I would share if I were teaching a quilting class.  This is my favorite tip from the Keystone Corners quilt.  Have you used the Fabric V?  This is such a great little guide for making sure all of your points stay perfect.  Once you get used to seeing it, you will look for it in all of your quilts to keep your points spot on.   

Keystone Corners was made using Meander fabrics by Anneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics.  All the quilts in Fast and Fun Lap Quilts are made with 1 Layer Cake/10" Stacker and a background fabric.  You will use 35 of the 10" squares for this quilt, and the Plan Ahead tip will help you divide your fabrics, I like using the larger scale prints in the snowball centers.  This quilt finishes at 60 1/2" x 60 1/2", a nice square lap size.  

I had so much fun custom quilting each of the quilts in Fast & Fun Lap Quilts .  For this Keystone Corners quilt, I quilted straight lines in the arrows, swirls in the centers, and loops and cobblestones in the background.  Again, I used my favorite 402 So Fine thread to blend perfectly into the white background and all of the prints.   The cobblestones reminded me of the inspiration behind the quilt, so it seemed fitting for the quilting.     

And that is Keystone Corners, the second lap quilt in my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book !  You can find the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book in your local or online quilt shops,  C&T Publishing, or if you would like a personalized signed copy, you can order from my Etsy shop.  And if you make your own Keystone Corners quilt, I would love to see it!!  You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #fastandfunlapquilts and tag me @happyquiltingmc or you can email me a picture at   

And speaking of making a Keystone Corners quilt, my good friend, Kristina Brinkerhoff has made her own Keystone Corners Quilts.  Isn't that just so amazing!  Kristina used a Nutmeg Layer Cake to make her project, and it is just stunning.  It has such a perfect look for Fall!   You can see all of the details of her project on her Instagram at CenterStreetQuilts.  

And while you are visiting CenterStreetQuilts, be sure to enter her Nutmeg Giveaway!!!   You can win the fabric to make a Keystone Corner Quilt just like Kristina's.  So fun!!!
And that is it for today, thanks for popping in for Week 2 of the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book!

I am just so happy to share this Keystone Corner quilt and be sure to pop back in on Friday when I will share a second version of the quilt :)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!

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