Saturday, November 5, 2022

Dutch Days - Fast & Fun Lap Quilts

 It's Week 5 of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour and today I am sharing a second version of the Dutch Days quilt! You all just know I love a rainbow quilt, and when you can play with the rainbow in ombre, all the better!!!    

 And don't you just love how all of those colors just pop on the grey background!!!  For this version of Dutch Days, I was really trying to show how much fun it is to play with Ombre's .   It's so great that I am only using 1-2 fabrics per block, but yet they look totally scrappy thanks to the variations of color you get in an ombre piece of fabric.  And I even used Ombre in the background and love all the movement in color it gives :)

This version of Dutch Days was made using Ombre Galaxy Fabrics by V & Co.  for Moda Fabrics.  I have used lots of ombres in the past, and always find they give amazing results with a little planning ahead :)    All the quilts in Fast and Fun Lap Quilts are made with 1 Layer Cake/10" Stacker and a background fabric.  It is very difficult to find Ombre in Layer Cake's but I just made my own from a FQB I had stashed away ;)   The quilt finishes at 72" x 72".  

Since I custom quilted all the quilts in the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts  I thought it would be fun to do all over designs for these second versions.   For this Dutch Days quilt, I quilted all over fireworks.   It is such a fun design to quilt as it is a total mix-up from all the swirls and curls I usually do.  This one is all sharp edges and points.  And it gives such an awesome texture :)  I used a nice soft grey thread that has undertones of brown so it matched perfectly in the background, and still blended nicely in all of the blocks, although it does pop a little more on some of the darker blocks, and that is fun too. 

And that is another Dutch Days quilt, the fifth 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 Dutch Days 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   

Thanks so much for popping in for another Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book day of fun.    And if you haven't had a chance to enter Andy's Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Giveaway for a beautiful Songbook A New Page Layer Cake that you can use to make your own gorgeous Dutch Days quilt like Andy's, be sure and pop on over and enter.  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day! 

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