As soon as I received my charm pack of Lotta Jansdotter’s upcoming line, Echo, I knew I wanted to see those prints in a quilt. Unfortunately this line isn’t out yet, so I had just one charm pack to use. I decided to make it my personal challenge to take those 15 squares, make a decent sized quilt out of them, yet still have Lotta’s new prints be the star.
Initially I pulled out the aquas, grays, browns and one pink print. Once I started creating some blocks, I realized the orangey-golds would really give it a nice boost (Lotta certainly knew what she was doing with these colors!)
I used the charm squares as the center of each block, and surrounded each with lots of white and some corresponding solids and a few basic prints. I’ve had this type of design in mind for a while, thinking it would be a good one for the small bits of Liberty of London fabrics I’ve been collecting for years. It turned out very much as I pictured it, and I’m really happy with this quilt top. (Perhaps this is the push I need to get started on that Liberty quilt!)
Anyway, now that I’ve had a chance to play with these prints, I absolutely can’t wait for yardage to be available. I’m quite sure I’ll want to make another quilt using a bit more of the fabric!
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And now, it must be asked… who was going to keep me on track to finish up all those unfinished quilts? (oh right, that was me!) I had all these grand ambitions to make backings for all those quilt tops, but once again, I was lured away by the thoughts of shiny new quilt tops. Somebody help?