and I present to you… the flying farfalle quilt!


So… I love most all of my quilts, but I really love this one. I’m not sure what it is – it’s a really simple design, but there’s something about it that makes me smile when I see it. Part of it could also be the name – I still laugh when I say it, especially since I’m still not quite sure how ‘farfalle’ is actually pronounced. (And everyone I ask seems to say it differently, so I may never know!)


Anyway, you may recall that I made this quilt so that I could use up some of the Little Folks scraps left over from my voile string quilt. I just couldn’t bear to see those fabulous fabrics go to waste, so this design was perfect, since it only uses up tiny little scraps.

It took me a while to decide how to quilt it. I decided that I didn’t want any quilting lines to go through the printed fabric bits, so I ended up with this straight line quilting on the diagonal. This worked to outline each of the farfalles (what is the plural of ‘farfalle’ anyway?!), highlighting each one in its own little diamond. I love it.


I knew I wanted gray for the backing, since I really love how gray looks with all these colorful bits. I was practically out of my favorite Kona Coal, so I went with a Kona medium gray, with a bit of the coal as a strip on the side.


There’s a little strip of the dobby dots in raspberry, which looks so fabulous with the gray, and a little pieced section where I ran out of gray.


I’m definitely in love, and I think this one’s a keeper!


Previous post about this quilt can be found here

Fabrics used: Ikea white sheet, Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voile scraps, Kona Coal & Medium Gray for backing, with extra pieces of Little Folks voile.

Measures: 58″ x 64″ (I think!)

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