If you have been reading here for long, you know I love orange peel quilts. I think the shape is a lot of fun to sew and you can create a variety of interesting designs. For a bit over a year, I have also been really into adding black to my quilts. So when I saw the Lagom fabric collection from Art Gallery Fabrics in 2016, I knew I wanted to make a simple graphic quilt with my favorite curvy shape.
The Lagom collection is all prints in black, white, and gray, plus bits of baby blue and pink. I am not one to usually use such a limited palette, but I decided to take a cue from the fabrics and go with only those colors. I did add a few other prints from my Art Gallery stash, but kept it all within those colors. The solids are also a mix of blues and pinks. This was one of those cases when I thought, “why use just one, when I can use six?” (-: I think the variety in the solids adds a lot of interest to the quilt.
My sample was quilted by Darby Myers of Quilted Squid and finished with Hobbs’ Batting. I used Aurifil thread for all my piecing, as usual. I love how the simple quilting adds texture and a bit of whimsy. And black and white stripe binding? always a good idea in my book.
Look for issue 10 of Simply Moderne magazine at newsstands and craft stores everywhere. I would love to see how you make Lagom your own. I think there are a lot of possibilities in this design. The magazine includes instructions to make a quilt like mine, including templates for cutting, but you can also use your Classic Curves Ruler for quicker and accurate cutting.
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