star cross modern patchwork quilt using utopia fabric for art gallery fabrics by color girl quilts
Finished Quilts, Patchwork, Star Crossed Quilt

Finished Quilt: It is “Utopian!”

star cross modern patchwork quilt using utopia fabric for art gallery fabrics by color girl quilts

This has got to be one of my fastest finishes yet: Star Crossed pattern variation using Utopia and blenders by Art Gallery Fabrics. The pattern for this quilt is currently available in AQ magazine (November 2014) and will be in my shop to buy individually in January.

Big thanks to Frances Newcombe, the designer of this beautiful fabric collection, for allowing me to play with her fabrics….when I saw them on a preview of upcoming collections, I was immediately smitten with the beautiful vibrant colors and knew I wanted to make something to show them off. In addition to Frances’ prints, I added some squared elements and oval elements, which are Art Gallery blenders, and used solids in “snow” and “ash”, also available from Art Gallery Fabrics.

star cross modern patchwork quilt using utopia fabric for art gallery fabrics by color girl quilts

It was really fun to make this variation on my Star Crossed pattern…it’s pretty amazing how different it looks by rearranging the colors. It took a bit more thinking to do it this way to make sure the gray and white lattice stripes came together properly, but I managed to chain piece it all once I figured out exactly how many of each color and patchwork unit I needed. Take a look at the original Star Crossed Quilt, Here.

star cross modern patchwork quilt using utopia fabric for art gallery fabrics by color girl quilts

I have some wonderful scraps left from this quilt. I think the prints and colors would look fantastic with Frances Newcombe previous collection, “Safari Moon”, which I have bits of in my stash. I am thinking about trying my hand at a ‘quilt as you go’ project. I am curious to see if I like doing a quilt that way, maybe for a baby quilt. With the fun bright colors, these fabrics would also be fun to make a scrappy bag or pillow cover, too. Lots of possibilities!

Have a great weekend, I hope you have time to sew! Don’t forget to enter my fabric bundle giveaway if you haven’t already. Visit This Post before Sunday evening.

Also, Art Gallery Fabrics is currently offering a giveaway of another brand new fabric collection! Visit their blog, Here, to enter.

Sharon

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish Friday! 

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9 thoughts on “Finished Quilt: It is “Utopian!”

  1. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl says:

    Beautiful finish! I especially like your choice for the binding.

  2. Leeanne says:

    Fun pattern! I just finished quilting something similar for one of my customers.

  3. Lynette says:

    This mix of Utopia with the Elements blenders is so very nice. It’s a great design for showing the collection off, too!

  4. Lynette says:

    This mix of Utopia with the Elements blenders is so very nice. It’s a great design for showing the collection off, too!

  5. Ruth says:

    Love the grey and white sashing, very pretty and effective

  6. Tanya Quilts in CO says:

    This is gorgeous! I love how you took it the playground what a perfect background. Thank you for sharing!

  7. M-R @ Quilt Matters says:

    It’s beautiful, Sharon! I’m always amazed at how different a quilt can look depending on the colours chosen. I love that fabric line — it has purple! Will have to be on the lookout for it. So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

  8. Laura says:

    I love your colour scheme. Works brilliant, Sharon.

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