I'm a sucker for a large scale floral and a long-time fan of Jane Sassaman’s work, so when I saw the indigo ‘Prairie Chic Meadow Mix’ fabric, well… I had to buy it. And if it’s a large scale print there’s not much point buying only a small scrap amiright? It had to be yardage.
Once in my hot little hands I spent time stroking it lovingly, laying it out on my bed so I could see it in all its loveliness and whispering to it “Aah beautiful fabric, you are too gorgeous to be relegated to just a back. You, my pretty, must be the star…” and the perfect pattern idea had to be the often drooled over Double Fat Jack quilt by Lyn at Lily’s Quilts (tutorial here).
I wanted it to be throw size so I got the calculator out and cranked the size up to 54" x 70". Actually it should’ve been bigger but I needed extra length for the diagonal strips and having already cut the fabric and with no extra left over... I had to make the central cross narrower.
A good idea is worth doing at least twice so I bought some more and whipped one up for my sister as well. And whipped up is the operative word here - they are fast to put together!
They’re both straight line quilted – you can see the detail better on the backs, the String Quartet flimsy for my more floral version.
And a large scale Wonky Plus block version for my sister.