Monday night my husband decided to abandon me for some fun and games with some of his friends. I was a little excited to have the night to myself and decided that I wanted to try to finish a quilt top in a night. I found the perfect fabric for my plan, some 1/2 yard cuts of three prints from Michael Miller’s “Les Monsieur” I bought a couple of months ago.
Using this fabulous print from the collection as my focus, I pulled supporting green and blue fabrics, tone on tone white and some mustaches from my stash and got to work.
I cut strips from my stash fabric and fussy cut the Les Monsieur fabric and hours later I had this…
It was a fun and somewhat liberating experience making this quilt. Once I knew my colour scheme and had some of the main prints fussy cut it was an easy process of putting blocks together. Other than trimming your blocks to size (I used my 9 1/2 inch square ruler) you do not have to worry too much about precise measuring.
The fussy cut centers are different sizes, as are the borders surrounding them.
I did make sure there was a good balance of blues and greens in the blocks in the top…
…as well as some dark tones to make things pop – I used a dark blue print and a nice Kona brown solid for this purpose.
I also made sure that there was plenty of white bordered blocks to help the contrast. And voila… a quilt 45 inch square quilt top made in a night!
As it is Friday I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday and Forth Worth Fabric’s Fabric Frenzy Friday.
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That is so cute, I just LOVE the colors! Great job!
And great job fussy cutting all those cute patterns!
Amazing! Love it!
So cute! I love the center block! Great job!
Such a fun quilt! What a great night that must have been 🙂 I love that mustachioed guy in the doorway. 🙂
Love this Cath! I’ve been in love with Les Monsieur since it was on Spoonflower!
And in this colour palette… perfect! My little guys would love this!
I did not even know it was on Spoonflower.. I am behind the times. A little piece of Monsieur would have gone splendidly in your son’s beautiful birthday quilt!
These fabrics are such fun. Great quilt top!
Congrats on a flimsy, very nice!
So cute! Great colors.
I love this bright cheerful quilt. It makes me smile. Well done.
Love this little quilt and your placement of the special prints. I feel the need to go buy some moustache fabric now.
Every stash should have some moustaches in it I think!
A fun quilt for a little boy, and how relaxing not to worry about exact sizes till you need to trim the blocks down!
An hour, seriously? I get a lot done when my Monsieur is out of the house, but that’s beyond! Love the main fabric and the coordinating ones you pulled from your stash. Methinks I would like to see this stash… as you seem to have no shortage of interesting things in there! 🙂 Happy Friday!
Oh it took me longer than an hour… more like 4 to 5 hours. He was gone till midnight which gave me plenty of time to watch ice skating and quilt! I will have to do a post on my stash soon. There are a lot of fat quarters in it, so it seems more impressive than it probably is!
I love these fabrics. My son spotted them and wanted some pillowcases made out of the fabrics. How beautiful to feel are these fabrics.
Like all the Michael Miller fabric I have worked with lately, these fabrics are so soft and such a good quality. I am loving the Cotton Couture solids as well.
You’re amazing!! Enjoy seeing all your work. :o)
I love this so much! Can’t believe I’ve never seen this fabric before- the first print totally made me think of the small world ride at Disney Land, which made me smile 🙂
That is exactly why I bought it… it just screams Disney Small World.
Hey Cath, it’s wonderful! Amazing to do all that in one evening! Me thinks he was out for a long night!! It really looks great, loving all those colours together!
So cute! I love the colours, and especially the dotted blues and greens.
So beautiful. The colors and fabrics are gorgeous!!It will be an incredible quilt!
Wonderful bright and cheerful quilt top – love it!
My goal in life is to steal some of your creativity. Ill just take some…
I think a big dose of insanity may be mixed in though. You have been warned Ms. Ashley! Lol.
Very cute quilt!
Wow that’s awesome, one night!? Love all the colours in this quilt especially the really dark blue 🙂
What a great quick quilt! I love how you just put it together without the tedious measuring yet balanced out all the colors and prints so nicely that it looks totally planned. Not a bad way to spend a night:)
What a fun quilt!!
Love love love! This is too cute. Great way to feature the fabric.
so cute! I love it (:
This is my kind of quilt!! Square up blocks at the end and don’t worry about being precise until the end 🙂 And your quilt is awesome!
Wow, a whole evening to yourself! How do I sign up for one of those? You are so creative. Everything you do is amazing.
I was lucky enough to marry a guy who plays D&D twice a month. It means twice a month I get a Monday night to quilt all evening long without interruptions, if I want…and usually I want!
I can see now where you’ll be encouraging him to spend time with his friends a little more regularly. Imagine how many quilts you could make! haha
I really like the contrast and definition of the brown. Everything works so well together! Congrats! 🙂
It is a catch twenty-two…I love the time I get to quilt when he abandons me for quality guy time but I miss him if it happens to often.
I love quilt tops that come together that quickly! I love the color scheme and how fun for you to have some alone time to sew it together! 🙂
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That looks amazing. I’m working on my first fussy cut quilt for a king sized blanket. Apparently I got to excited, as my blocks are 10″ squares instead of the 8.5″. I think I made my border too big.
Meg I have done this quilt with10 inch blocks which worked out really well, as well as 12 inch blocks which were good too. The joy of it is there is no right or wrong… If you have colour and tone variation you should be golden. Plus a King quilt is BIG you do not want your blocks to be too small.
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