I have a fresh, emerald green quilt top to share with you today.
This is a baby size version of my Up And Away quilt pattern (listed here in my shop).
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*.
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.
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.
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. 🍀
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!
If you’d like to make your own Up and Away quilt, you can find the pattern here.
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