I had so many ideas for the Landmark Quilt that I ended up making five different versions - and I might just have more planned! Keep reading to meet the rest of them...
When I sat down to design the Landmark Quilt pattern, I had a few goals in mind. I wanted this pattern to have a few different options. I wanted it to work both multi-coloured AND as a two-colour quilt. I have been dying to make a two-colour quilt for some time, but it never quite worked with any of my previous pattern designs.
Two-colour quilts feel very modern and clean to me. And although I love using colour in my quilts, you would definitely think otherwise if you saw the inside of my home! The decor and style of my home is much more muted and understated. I like desaturated and neutral tones, white walls, black accents and touches of soft, subtle green. I really wanted to make a quilt that would look “at home” in my living room.
And let me tell you…this might be one of my favourite quilts to date!
I used Kona Natural and Kona Black on the front of this quilt, and the geometric design on the flying geese really steals the show! I only had enough of my backing fabric (Elements by Figo Fabrics) to make the square throw size. To be honest, I wish I had made a bigger size because we’re all fighting to snuggle under this quilt! It would be so nice to have enough room for multiple snugglers.
Next up, I partnered with Art Gallery Fabrics! One day I was browsing through all of their beautiful fabric collections and suddenly there was one that just screamed my name - Luna and Laurel! This fabric line is a mix of cream, black, deep teal greens, soft peachy neutrals and pops of orange. It combines pretty botanicals with celestial, mystical designs in such a stunning way.
Narrowing down my selection to the five fabrics I needed was certainly a challenge, since they are all SO gorgeous. And if I’m being perfectly honest, I had to leave a few of my favourite designs out - I’m looking at you Laurel Darling and Perfectly Imperfect!
But, I am SO happy with the fabrics I chose. They create a perfect balance between the flying geese and subtle print for the strips. Here are the Art Gallery Fabrics Luna & Laurel prints I used:
I also went with Art Gallery Fabrics’ Pure Solids Snow for the background fabric. It’s a crisp white that really makes the quilt pop!
Another goal of mine for the Landmark Quilt was to create a design that could accommodate Fat Quarters or even be scrap-friendly. So, I whipped up this little Landmark mini quilt to show how you can use a different fabric for each of the flying geese! It’s perfect for a wall hanging, or you could easily turn this block into a quilted pillow cover!
I grabbed some leftover scraps from my Paint Lake Quilt, along with some Speckled Metallic White Gold from Ruby Star Society for this one. I also used Black Kona cotton for the strips. It’s pretty darn cute, I’d say!
And last but not least, I made a Christmas quilt using fat quarters! I picked up this adorable Curated Flurry Bundle by Ruby Star Society of Studio 39 Fabrics.
It’s a well known fact that Kona Spruce is my all time favourite colour. And guess what? Lucky for me, it can double as a Christmas colour! I cut up 12 fat quarters for the flying geese and the strips. I was somewhat intentional with my layout in order to maintain the colours in similar spots, but I varied the fabric prints from block to block.
I used Kona Seafoam as the backing fabric and I finished off the quilt with the cutest striped binding from Dear Stella. As I was making the quilt, I kept joking that it really needed candy cane binding. Turns out, I had this fabric sitting on my shelf just waiting to be used all along! Serendipitous!
One last thing! If you haven’t heard yet, I will be running a Landmark Quilt Along from January 11th to February 28th. Click HERE for more details including weekly prize sponsors and sign-up information!
Okay I lied, one more thing. Just wanted to let you know that the Landmark Quilt Pattern is 10% off until January 10th!