Clarendon Quilt Pattern
I simply love the look of improv and scrappy quilts; however, I have learned that I am not very good at using my scraps. I have a relatively small sewing space and don't have much room for fabric. This leads me to buy fabric only for specific projects and I don't have much of a stash built up.
But....I REALLY wanted to make a scrappy, improv-style quilt and I needed to start somewhere! I had recently taken advantage of FabricBubb's annual sale and had a couple fat quarter bundles waiting for a project and inspiration struck :)
I could create a basic framework around three basic block styles and mix and match the fabrics and block position and layout to make a quilt that would be different every time it is made!
I was so excited to try it out that my first test quilt top came together in a matter of hours!!
For the cover quilt, I wanted to go with a mix of solids that had some dimension and pop! Inspired by the coming changing of season, I selected a mix of greens and pinks - many of these colors I have never worked with before and it was so much fun!
My step mom quilted this quilt on her long arm and we selected a fun, swirly design that contrasted the straight lines on the quilt. For the binding, I wanted to keep it subtle, so I chose a bright pink stripe, but left the stripes going length-wise.
I also wanted to keep the backing of this quilt simple, so I went with this cute fried egg fabric. From a distance, I looks like yellow dots - but if you zoom in, they are little fried eggs :)
I really hope you enjoy this pattern and find yourself returning to it again and again. It is fun and comes together really fast - perfect for a "last minute" gift or baby quilt!!