Glimma cross quilt

I had the opportunity to work with Lotta Jansdotter’s upcoming new line, Glimma, and boy, is it beautiful! This will be Lotta’s third line with Windham Fabrics, and it will be available next year.

When I received the fabrics, I couldn’t decide what direction to take, and ultimately I started something that wasn’t quite so easy to put together. In need of some instant gratification, and wanting to get a feel for how the fabrics all looked together, I simultaneously started working on these wonky cross blocks.

Lotta’s collection includes four coordinating solids, and I also added in a couple more to the mix – a few pinks, a darker teal, and a little olive green. Then I just had fun mixing and matching the prints and solids and making up these great cross blocks. As with a previous quilt, when the blocks weren’t quite the right size, I added in a strip or two of another fabric, and I love the way it looks.

The backing is mostly a stone colored solid, with a strip of the prints running along one side.

This is the quilt that received the stem quilting treatment (seen before washing in these photos).

And what would a blog post be these days without a little sneak appearance by Max. He really can’t resist a quilt!

A big thanks to the great people at Windham Fabrics for giving me an opportunity to work with Lotta’s lovely fabrics!

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39 Responses to Glimma cross quilt

  1. 1
    Carla says:

    I love the saturated colour of this. One if these days ill try a wonky cross block/quilt. Lovely

  2. 2
    duff says:

    I can see the happy energy in this quilt–the colors and your love while making it. It’s simple, honest, and fabulous!

  3. 3
    Suzanne says:

    This is lots of fun!

  4. 4
    Michele says:

    How pretty! Lotta’s fabrics are so beautiful. You made them sing.

  5. 5 says:

    Wow! L. O. V. E.

  6. 6
    Debbie says:

    Beautiful! I do love a cross quilt and there’s lots of visual interest with Lotta’s new line!

  7. 7
    Angie says:

    Your color selection make this adorable quilt one you could use ANY season – nice winter holiday colors but also bright and “spring-y” too. So nice that you are teaching Max about color theory and design too!

  8. 8
    Jennifer says:

    Wow …. what great fabric. I love the color story!!!

  9. 9
    Melissa says:

    Lotta’s fabrics are so beautiful! Great job on the quilt 🙂

  10. 10
    elsa says:

    There is just something about Lotta’s fabric designs that I just love and this quilt is wonderful!

  11. 11
    Sophia says:

    Love this Ashley! Beautiful!

  12. 12
    Sue says:

    Love me some Lotta! I love her fabrics and this quilt is
    awesome. I also love how you can combine her fabrics
    from the different lines because they are all so graphic.

  13. 13
    anna says:

    beautiful! those colors are sooo gorgeous together. 🙂

  14. 14
    Amber says:

    I love this one! The mix of colors is so perfect and I love how you treat too small blocks withthe extra bits.

  15. 15
    Jenny says:

    Wonderful! I loved Echo a little bit better than Bella, and this line calls to mind Echo for me. I can’t wait to get some!

  16. 16

    Fantastic!! I love the graphic quality of her designs so much!

  17. 17
    Denise says:

    This quilt is spectacular Ashley. Once again you color choices are beautiful!

  18. 18
    randi says:

    Very pretty quilt! And I LOVE that collection.

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    kristin says:

    Oh what a gorgeous line! Lotta is amazing, And your quilt is FANTASTIC. Love how it’s wonkyish but not TOO wonky.

  21. 21
    Pat says:

    As usual, your wonky cross blocks just blow me away!

  22. 22
    Acorn says:

    Whattaboy, Max! You instinctively know what’s important and beautiful in life. You are a wise man. Now go and teach other little boys! Max’s mom, you did justice to this fabric line. Gorgeous…

  23. 23

    The bottom picture is a really stunning shot of the quilt next to such a great background! I like this one alot!

  24. 24

    That is beautiful I really love those colours. Another fabric to add to my Christmas list…

  25. 25
    Meg says:

    I just love the colors in this quilt!

  26. 26
    Brenda Pinnick says:

    Love this quilt! Just found your website and enjoyed looking around, your work is wonderful.
    BTW, is this quilt for sale?

  27. 27
    Sarah says:

    Siiiigh, those colors. Beautiful quilt.

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  29. 28
    Sharon says:

    Like this quilt very much. It is so lively!

  30. 29
    Nicki says:

    I love this quilt. What are the block sizes please and the strip sizes also? Thanks heaps 🙂

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  32. 30
    Nadine says:

    This is so gorgeous. I love the color combo. May I ask which solids you used? They work perfectly with Lotta’s fabric.

  33. 31
    Sunshine says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love Windham Fabrics

  34. 32
    Fran Sancroft says:

    I would love the pattern for the crosses.. I want to make a quilt for our chuch minister who is retiring in September 2014.. Help me please and thank you!

  35. 33
    Fran Sancroft says:

    Help me please!
    I want to make a crosses quilt for our minister who is retiring in September 2014.
    Please and thank you!

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