Sunday, November 20, 2022

Keystone Corners in Ciao Bella

 Hello Quilting Friends! Today I am thrilled to be sharing another quilt finish from my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book :)  I just love the fabrics by my good friend Carina Gardner so when I saw her new  Ciao Bella fabrics I just knew I had to make a quilt with them.  And here it is, Keystone Corners in Ciao Bella

What I really love about the quilts in my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book is that they are all made from one 10" Square Stacker. So all I needed to get started was a Ciao Bella 10 Inch Stacker and some background fabric and away I went.

I decided to pull out the midnight prints in the line and use them for the focal print and the binding. I love how it just really makes all of those beautiful blush, seafoam, yellow, and peony prints just pop!! And I always love using Riley White as a background to really make the colors just shine.

And like I said back here when introducing the original Keystone Corners quilt, it might look a little tricky, but looks can be deceiving. It truly is super fast and super fun to make and is a beginner friendly quilt. It used No-Waste Flying Geese Units to make up the blocks, and a fun Snowball in the center of each. And I have sized up the geese so you use up your 10 Inch Stacker with next to no waste. Keystone Corners finishes at 60" square, so it truly is the perfect lap size quilt :)

And when it came time to quilt mine, I couldn't pass up the square grid made in the piecing. Whenever I have such a great "grid" in the seams, I always opt for wavy orange peel. It gives the goregous look of an orange peel design, but without the fuss of having to use curved rulers. I just love how fun and fast it is to quilt as well.

And talk about some amazing texture!!! How great is that ;) Makes me want to snuggle up in this Keystone Corners quilt in front of a fire.   And now, since the original has more of a "masculine" feel to it, I have a totally "feminine" feeling Keystone Corners quilt as well.   We could snuggle up in His and Hers Keystone Corners :)  

And that is another Jacks quilt, the seventh 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,  Martingale Publishers, 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 that is all for today.   Stay tuned for more Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book tour later this week.  

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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1 comment:

  1. this quilt is so pretty Melissa: I'm thinking I might need to ask for this for Christmas. ;-) Hugs, H


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