deja vu?

I mentioned that I immediately made a second quilt in this same design, right? I had such fun putting that last one together that I decided I should really see how it looked in Rifle Paper co’s newest line, Menagerie.

This one has a different feel with these darker colors, and I think it’s quite perfect for Fall. My sister took one look at it and said it made her feel sad, but I don’t see that at all. (What does she know, really?!) I love the florals on the darker backgrounds and really enjoy the addition of the gold metallics in many of the fabrics.

This time I added some extra triangles to a few of the hst blocks, giving me a chance to mix and match the fabrics even more and giving it a bit of extra interest.

We took this quilt top across the lake to my favorite little town, Essex, NY, and found this beautiful barn for photos. The kids got a trip to the playground and an ice cream cone, so everyone was happy (aside from Morgan, perhaps, who just ended up with sore arms from having to hold this quilt up for so long!)

I’ve already made a backing for this one, and hope to start quilting it soon, so hopefully I’ll have finished photos before too long!

Find Rifle Paper Menagerie at these great shops - Stash Fabrics
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19 Responses to deja vu?

  1. 1

    Of course, your sister does not know. Mine wouldn’t either. Lovely quilt top!

  2. 2

    Great backdrop for this quilt. It’s lovely.

  3. 3
    Sue says:

    Could you please share the name of the pattern? Thank you!

  4. 4
    Sarah Helene says:

    Rows and rows of lovely triangular print and solid fabrics! Love your color combinations as well as design layout! Artistry for certain! Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

  5. 5
    Julie A Craven says:

    It is beautiful. I don’t see sad at all.

  6. 6
    Lisa says:

    This one is a beauty. I think I prefer it to version one.

  7. 7
    Cindy Beal says:

    This version is my favorite! Love the colors and fabrics!!!!! Beautiful!

  8. 8
    Cindy P says:

    Your color choices are so soothing and the photos against the stone wall make it look like a waterfall to me. Nice job and I can’t wait to see it quilted!

  9. 9
    Rosemary B says:

    Very pretty I love the fabrics

  10. 10
    amy york says:

    I really love this blue grey version. It makes me very happy.

  11. 11
    Jean says:

    I love this one, Ashley! It’s delicious! I’m thinking blueberry ice cream! Thank you!!!


  12. 12
    Shauna Dickerson says:

    I’m so glad you are back to posting. I’ve missed your quilts. Actually don’t know how you have time to quilt.

  13. 13

    Lovely as usual! Don’t listen to sisters!

  14. 14
    Mindi says:

    LOVE the quilt! I’m another lover of Rifle fabrics, and have started “curating” (much better word than hoarding) a stash of them. I have a vague goal of combining some of the metallics from different lines into a yet-to-be-determined semi-modern quilt.

  15. 15
    KylieC says:

    I love the colours in this second quilt! Beautiful!

  16. 16

    Oh I love those little triangle additions. Little bits that aren’t the same across a design always feel so charming to me. Lovely photos!

  17. 17
    Beth LaMotte says:

    I love this quilt. It evokes wonderful memories of swinging on a hammock curled under a quilt on a cool, fall afternoon in the mountains.

  18. 18
    Gillian says:

    This is so lovely! Beautiful muted colours. And I love your photo location!

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