Emerald Green Up And Away Quilt

I have a fresh, emerald green quilt top to share with you today.

emerald green and rainbow quilt

This is a baby size version of my Up And Away quilt pattern (listed here in my shop).

You can find more info on the pattern and see my navy version in this blog post here. I also made a yellow, throw sized version and you can see that blog post over here.

Yellow and aqua Up and Away quilt hanging on a fence with a navy and white version of the same quilt

But today’s version has emerald green arches, a scrappy, low volume background and some fun rainbow feature triangles.

The emerald green fabric is actually the Kona Colour of the Year for 2020, called Enchanted. I found it in my cupboard the other week – I completely forgot I’d bought some yardage while in lockdown. You can still find this lovely solid fabric in several fabric shops on Etsy*.

Emerald green quilt

The background is a scrappy mix of low volume fabrics. Many have green/blue patterns on them, which tie in nicely with the emerald green.

In the previous two Up And Away quilts I made I had scrappy backgrounds with white arches. I considered doing this again, but in the end decided to try the two reversed – therefore the emerald arches. You can see the two options mocked up below.

two layout options for an emerald green and rainbow quilt pattern

For the feature triangles I had a great time going rainbow. I raided my scrap pile for single squares in a rainbow of colours (except green, disregard my mock ups). If using prints I recommend using non-directional patterns as you’ll be rotating one half of each square to create the feature triangle.

rainbow fabric squares to create accents for a green Up and Away quilt

Between the emerald green and the rainbow accents this really feels like a Leprechaun quilt to me! So if you’re a Leprechaun fan, this could be the quilt for you. ????

emeral green and rainbow accented Up and Away quilt by Bonjour Quilts

I haven’t turned this quilt top into a finished quilt yet, but I’m thinking of using this baby sized Scrappy Lattice flimsy as a backing. Orange, white and green – perfect!

Orange scrappy lattice quilt top hanging on a chair back

If you’d like to make your own Up and Away quilt, you can find the pattern here.



Patchwork quilt top made in emerald green and low volume neutrals. Also has accent triangles in rainbow colours.
close up of a green Up and Away quilt  top

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10 thoughts on “Emerald Green Up And Away Quilt”

  1. I always thought it was ‘Purple and Green should never be seen’ – just my favourite colour combo (perhaps next to blue and green as I get older, or blue and orange, or purple and teal). Oh heck.
    But purple and green is gooood too.

  2. Blue and green ALWAYS go together in my book – just look at the ocean!!! (well, not the one in Texas because it’s brown, but how about all those vacation destinations?) Green being my very favorite color on the planet, blue seems like the perfect match. In fact, I’ve been planning a Diamonds in the Deep of greens and blues forever. Someday I’ll make it. Hopefully before your son becomes a history professor – loved the Titanic story and loved seeing your quilts. Have a fantastic week!

  3. Hold the phone……! Blue and green DON’T go together???? Who wrote that rule? I know the Good Lord in heaven didn’t – He made the blue Wild Chicory that blooms all over Pennsylvania roadsides in late July and August. Then there are the perennial blue Bell Flowers that bloom in my garden every year and how about blue Ageratum? Blue Phlox? English Bluebells? Forget-me-nots? Delphinium. And green goes well with almost any other color in the spectrum! I have Hostas in my backyard which have gorgeous blue-green leaves!
    OK, I’m off the soapbox and I agree with you. Blue and green DO go together beautifully, especially when their tonal values are different. Adding a splash of a warm color – reds or oranges or pink and corals create a lovely addition too, but my favorite colors with greens are a variety of purples or rose pink or very pale yellow.
    And despite not much liking orange, melon, peach etc., I DO like your orange & white Scrappy Lattice, I think because all that white keeps it from being overwhelming.
    As always, your work is LOVELY.


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