Sage Vintage Lace Quilt

A couple of months ago, I made a baby size Vintage Lace quilt for my booth at Quilt Market. I wanted it to really make a statement...and I'm in LOVE with the end result!

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 I've shared it a few times over the last month or so...and I've gotten SO many questions about these colors!

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First of all, can I just say, Vintage Lace is probably still my favorite quilt pattern to date? The symmetry really speaks to me!

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Vintage Lace uses 7 colors plus a Background color. I used all Robert Kaufman Kona Solids. In order, the colors are:

  1. Pomegranate
  2. Camellia
  3. Melon
  4. Primrose
  5. Bellini
  6. Shell
  7. Everglade

And the star of the show, aka my Background fabric is Sage.

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The quilting was done by Jill Johnson of J. Coterie. She used an edge to edge design called Peacock Feathers, and I LOVE IT! We used a matching sage green thread so that the quilting added texture, but not distraction. I was nervous that the green might look weird on top of the pinks, but it actually all looks really nice together. 

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I designed this quilt with an intent for the fabric to be in order from darkest to lightest or vise versa. This really allows for the design to look like it's almost glowing. The pattern includes a coloring page, so be sure to use that to plan your fabrics before you get started. 

Also, there is something to be said about quilts with non-white backgrounds. I love having the extra color! Plus it allows the negative space to not be so, well...negative. It really accentuates the design of the quilt all while adding an extra color; which I find super fun!. I've seen a lot of Vintage Lace quilts that play with a darker Background color. Here are a few of my favorites:

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 Amanda of @quiltsnsuchbyamanda made a super dreamy and dramatic Vintage Lace quilt! Aren't those swirls so fun?!

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Claire of @claireandhercrafts tested this pattern for me when I was first writing it up! I think she might be the first person to use a darker background for her Vintage Lace quilt. Bravo, Claire!

 

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Marti from @sew.n.stuff really took things to the next level with this quilting! Isn't it lovely?!

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Becky of Big Red Quilting, used two panels to create a mini quilt. Genius! And I love how the darker background really makes the other colors pop!

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Tiffany of @tshire14 created this baby size navy and white Vintage Lace Quilt. Its simple, yet STUNNING!

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Kristin of @watersidehearth is another one of my star pattern testers! She not only knocked it out of the park with her beautiful quilt, but also this quilt photo!

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Judy of @bigmom07 created the best scrappy Vintage Lace quilt that I've ever seen. LOVE!

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I'll end with my favorite Vintage Lace quilt of all time. I use it EVERYDAY and I love it so so much! I used Robert Kaufman Kona Doeskin, Snow, and Leather (binding).

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There is tons of inspiration within the #vintagelacequilt hashtag on instagram. Be sure to check that out.

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You can find a digital PDF of the pattern here and a paper copy here

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happy quilting!

Brittany


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