Simple, easy, quick and fun

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.

fabric detail

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.

Les Monsieur fabric

I cut strips from my stash fabric and fussy cut the Les Monsieur fabric and hours later I had this…

simple kids quilt

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.

Les Monsieur quilt top detail 3

The fussy cut centers are different sizes, as are the borders surrounding them.

Les Monsieur quilt top detail

I did make sure there was a good balance of blues and greens in the blocks in the top…

Les Monsieur quilt top detail 2

…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.

Les Monsieur quilt top detail 4

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.