I was able to finish my Les Fleurs quilt a few weeks ago as a birthday gift for my sister! She is a huge Rifle Paper fan so the fabric was a perfect fit for her.
I started this quilt at an annual retreat I attend in Madison with some friends last summer. The blocks are super simple to make, they're just basic courthouse steps blocks! They go together pretty quickly with some chain piecing. I mixed a Les Fleurs fat quarter bundle with two different colors of Essex yarn dyed linen (Chambray and Black) and a linen polka dot that Anna bought me a few years ago. The centers are a coral solid (not exactly sure which color, it was from my stash!). I do like the way the centers pop a little bit.
I alternated the orientation of the blocks throughout the quilt so the prints wouldn't touch each other, and tried to balance out the different linens as well. It took quite a bit of rearranging to get the layout I was looking for!
I quilted it with a medium blue Aurifil thread, which was a little out of my comfort zone! I usually go for a neutral thread but for some reason I liked the extra contrast in this one. I quilted it with a crosshatch design and spaced the lines about 2" apart so the quilt was still soft and cozy.
I backed the quilt with Rosa in Navy since my sister loves both navy and florals. It's bound with Queen Anne in Peach, my absolute favorite print out of the whole collection. It's just so pretty and it's the perfect shade of blush!
The quilt finished at 55 x 66". I love quilts around this size for curling up on the couch!
After a little shipping scare (is it ever not stressful sending quilts though the mail?) the quilt is now safely in my sister's apartment in Kansas City. She was so excited about it, it's so nice when handmade gifts are appreciated like that! Makes it totally worth the effort!
I'm putting together a super simple pattern/tutorial for this quilt, sign up for my newsletter (you can find the link on the bottom of the page) to get a copy!