The Fat Quarter Shop have come out with another Classic and Vintage Quilt block tutorial – this time for the Lady of the Lake quilt block.
It’s a beauty: simple, classic and timeless 🙂 And looks great in modern, fresh fabrics!
FQS have a video tutorial and free block instructions and they are also offering a pattern for a full quilt for a small price.
The Lady of the Lake quilt block is made up of small HSTs (half square triangles) and one large HST.
The block instructions use yardage, however all the pieces were less than 10″ so I decided I would use one of my layer cakes (I *might* just have a few ‘laying’ about!!) and chose Sweetwater’s The Cookie Exchange. I just love Sweetwater’s colours and their Christmas lines are amongst my favourite!
And even though our Christmas falls in the middle of our hot Australian summer, I love a good Christmas quilt! Let’s just say I celebrate Xmas in July well 🙂
Cutting out one Lady of the Lake quilt block from two pieces of my layer cake left only these bits as leftovers – and I will use the two larger pieces in the backing so that all the scraps are used up!
This is what the backing turned out like – I used up all those strips and a couple of extra blocks that I had made.
The pattern also called for triangle papers which sadly I didn’t have any of, and didn’t have to time to get any delivered, so I used the old fashioned 8 HSTs from one square trick. It required a little trimming to ensure they were all the same, but I got there in the end (thank you #bloclocruler!!)
A beautiful pile of HSTs ready for trimming!
I managed to get the Lady of the Lake quilt top done and a plan for the pieced backing before the original release date of this pattern.
With the blocks laid on point, it gives a great look to the quilt.
And I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the Lady of the Lake quilt top under our variegated Holly Tree to get into the Christmas spirit!
When the release date of the pattern was delayed a little, I managed to get the backing pieced, I quilted it on my new Janome and bound it with some Sweetwater Holly’s Tree Farm stripe.
So here is my totally finished Lady of the Lake Quilt! And as we have a lake in our back yard, here it is next to our lake (and some of our ducks)!
Make sure you take a look at all the other people who were joining in this Lady of the Lake Quilt Along on Instagram by checking out #ladyofthelakequilt and by visiting Jolly Jabber, the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog.