Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fallingwater – Finished

My Fallingwater quilt is done! This quilt uses the River Mist collection from Studio e Fabrics and Lotta Jansdotter’s collection for Jo-Ann Fabric – a perfect navy blue and aqua color combination.


I kept this quilt pretty simple with some basic patchwork squares, but I wanted to switch it up a little with the placement of the squares; the result was a deep V pattern. I think it works pretty well and I like how the lighter aqua fabric falls into the darker blue fabric.



I used up every last bit of fabric for this quilt and pieced together what I had left for the back. I probably spent way too much time thinking about it, but I finally came up with something that I liked.


I’m glad I did spend so much time on the back, because I think I like the back of this quilt more than the front! Has that ever happened to you? Along with the leftover scraps, I used Kona Cotton in Navy to bring it all together.


If you look closely, you might notice a small amount of gold accents in the fabric. I took the gold accents as inspiration for the binding and used a gold polka dot fabric from my stash. After the back, my second favorite part of this quilt is the binding, but I’m a sucker for polka dots, metallic and otherwise.


Like the Butterflies quilt I shared last week, this quilt was photographed at my aunt and uncle’s farm, which used to be my grandparents’ farm. The truck in the pictures belonged to my grandpa. Many years ago it was sold at an auction and has had a couple of different owners since. But my uncle recently tracked it down and bought it back. The truck is now back on the farm and is being used today. Pretty great story, huh?

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend and the only laboring you do is making quilts!