Deco quilt - Using Deco fabrics!

Hello hello! I wanted to write a quick little post to share about my baby Deco quilt! You might've already seen Giucy Giuce's new fabric collection called "Deco"...but I just got word that they've started shipping to stores! Given the fact that my latest quilt pattern was also called "Deco" ya'll know that I had to make a Deco quilt using Deco fabrics! Let's take a look!

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First of all, I have to say that these fabrics are such a dream! The prints definitely have a very elegant, sophisticated feel. I especially love the "Curtains" fabric, which really gives me those 1920s vibes! I see these fabrics as being a really nice mix between blenders, solids and prints. I LOVE that each fabric only has two colors, making them super versatile. If you want them to be the focal point of your quilt, they are certainly gorgeous enough to do that as well. Or if you are just looking for something to add depth and interest but not overpower the entire quilt, these will do that too. The designs on the fabrics are so symmetrical and beautiful.... then paired with the moodiness of the colors....ugh.....so good! And when I use the term "moody," I mean that in the best possible way. I'm all about some rich tones... especially that eggplant purple. Yes, please. There is definitely a balance though, which I really appreciate. I love the rich blues and how they look with the brighter lime green in the collection. This was actually the color group that intrigued me the most when I first looked at all of the fabrics together... so I decided to use them in my baby Deco Quilt! The fabrics that I used are......

  • Color 1 - Hunter in Curtains
  • Color 2 - Teal in Diamonds
  • Color 3 - Faded in Geese
  • Color 4 - Sulfur in Diamonds
  • Color 5 - White (Century Solids by Andover)

Deco Quilt Pattern can be found here.

Since this quilt uses a diagonal row construction, we had to keep that in mind when we were choosing which fabrics would go where. I say "we" because Kara helped me piece this quilt! Since the "Curtains" fabric is my favorite, I wanted it to be the main feature of the quilt. Deco (the pattern) is constructed on-point, meaning the blocks are at a 45 degree angle. We had to keep this in mind when cutting the fabrics, because I didn't want the fabrics to appear at an angle. Since Color 1 and Color 2 are just squares, it was easy to cut these fabrics at an angle. Keep this in mind when using directional fabrics in this quilt. This is the reason why I say "non-directional fabrics work best"....but I was really excited to make this happen! Note we cut Colors 3 and 4 according to the pattern because it would've been way too difficult to figure out otherwise! These fabrics are *technically* directional, but they aren't quite as noticeable that they're at a 45 degree angle.

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When I was thinking about how I wanted to quilt this quilt, I was pretty convinced that I'd do it myself. That being said, I was scrolling on Pinterest one day and I came across a beautiful repeating black and white design. My mind immediately went to...."THIS NEEDS TO BE A QUILTING PATTERN!" My friend Jess of Threaded Quilting actually designs quilting patterns for long arm machines (called pantographs) so I sent this image to her and she made it happen! In like under an hour! She kindly named the design after me and called it the "Behold" pantograph...isn't that fun? I love how flow-y and deco-y it feels! The asymmetry of the lines within the scallops really gives everything so much movement. It's available within the Longarm League and it'll be available to the public in a few months! Since Ashley, of Henhouse Quilting is a member of the Longarm League, she had access to the pantograph....so  I sent it to her for quilting!

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The negative space of this quilt is the perfect area to show off this design!

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For the binding, I used scrap Deco fabrics....easy as that! For the backing I used a few yards of solids that I had on hand.

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Overall, loved working with these fabrics and I will most definitely be stocking up on all of the colors!

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