Granny Patch Quilt - the 90s version
It's been about 2 months since the Granny Patch quilt pattern release and I still have ONE last quilt that I have yet to show you! This was actually a last minute quilt before the pattern release. And I'm so glad we made it happen! I reached out to Sandy of Thai Charm to help me sew this sample together and I just love how it turned out!
In case you missed it, each of my Granny Patch samples were inspired by a certain decade. The cover quilt reminds me of 1960s Pyrex. Then I have a 1970s velvet-inspired quilt. Followed by a super rad 1980s Granny Patch. Then this is my 1990s version. Why 1990s? Good question! Something about it reminds me of my childhood (which was in the 90s). Maybe it's Justin and Britney's iconic matching denim outfits, mixed with my love of all things Barbie and Polly Pocket (remember Polly Pocket??). I really can't put my finger on it, but this has always been a 90s color palette for me. 8 year old Brittany would approve!
The fabrics for the front of this quilt top are Robert Kaufman Kona Solids. The background is Kona Chalkboard...which I would argue is a really cool grey. It's borderline blue and with the addition of the blues and purples in the foreground, it REALLY reads "cooler" than it would if it was by itself. That's the super interesting thing about the Granny Patch Quilt pattern. Since so much of the pattern alternates between the Background and the Foreground fabrics, there is a tight relationship between how these two groups of fabric interact. They all play off each other in a BIG way. Go through and look at the other Granny Patch blog posts to see what I mean!
But back to this quilt! Like I was saying, the Background is Kona Chalkboard. For the Foreground fabrics, we used 12 fat quarters of the following Kona solids:
This is the Large Throw size, so it measures 56" x 74". Here's a look at the other sizes and fabric requirements.
Again, Sandy of Thai Charm made this quilt happen for me! She pieced the quilt top AND long-arm quilted it and I just can't tell you how thankful I am for her help! She did a beautiful job too, don't you think?
The pantograph is called Crystal Ball by Karlee Porter and I love the "lava lamp" sort of movement that it adds to the quilt. We used a medium gray thread so that it would blend in with the background and not stand out too much on the lighter colors of this quilt.
The backing is called Compass Points and it's from Sharon Holland's "Shine On" collection for Art Gallery Fabrics. I really think this fabric could work for any quilt backing! It ranks pretty high up on the list of my favorite backings. We have 4.5 yards cuts of this fabric in our shop!
For the binding, I used Chalkboard as well. I love the subtle outline that blends in with the Background.
This is such a fun advanced beginner quilt pattern that is fat quarter and 1/4 yard friendly. You'll love mixing and matching these fabrics and creating your very own crochet-inspired quilt. Not to mention there is a video tutorial included in the pattern to share about my process for staying organized and efficient.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy making your very own Granny Patch quilt. :)