The Paint Lake Quilt: Monarch Grove Version

Paint Lake Monarch Grove

What happens when you mix Monarch Grove by Fableism Supply Co and the Paint Lake Quilt pattern?

True love. That’s what.

The Paint Lake Quilt has always been one of my all-time favourite patterns… and let me tell you why!

The intention behind this pattern design was to make something that felt like a scrappy quilt without the need for any improvisation. The phrase “curated chaos” consistently directed my thought process.

I have made and remade this pattern probably more than any other and it’s always fascinating! Solids, prints, you name it… it’s an easy win!

And using Monarch Grove by Fableism was no exception. I am absolutely IN. LOVE.

Paint Lake Monarch Grove

Here are the fabrics I chose for the quilt top: 

Paint Lake Monarch Grove

See me cutting the pieces in action here!

The backing is Vessel Hills in Copper Metallic by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society, which felt like the perfect finishing touch. I used Kona Cotton in Caramel for the binding. 

Paint Lake Monarch Grove Closeup

I pieced and quilted it with my Janome MC6700p with 50wt Aurifil Thread in Moonshine

I did the wavy stitch option available on my Janome to give extra texture to the woven fabrics. It also gave it a vintage/boho feel, which was perfect for the recipients! 

Paint Lake Monarch Grove Closeup

I finished this quilt with a stunning custom engraved faux leather quilt label gifted to me from GrainDeep, hand stitched with 28wt Aurifil Thread in Black.

Paint Lake Monarch Grove Label

I’m also a little (or a lot!) sad I don’t get to keep this quilt! I was pretty confident this quilt would be a stunner… what I didn’t foresee was how badly I’d want it for myself. See how beautiful it looks swaying in the wind here

But alas, this (slightly modified in size) oversized throw quilt has been gifted to a wonderful couple who will love it forever!

Paint Lake Monarch Grove Sign

Paint Lake Monarch Grove Erin

The couple who received this quilt are both quite tall, so I wanted to modify the pattern to be more of an oversized throw (or slightly smaller twin-sized quilt). I followed the twin-size instructions but cut each of the pieces a tad shorter (12.5”). 

The Paint Lake Quilt is one of the best-selling patterns in the shop and is perfect for beginners! 

If you’re ​​interested in seeing some of the other Paint Lake versions I’ve made including behind-the-scenes details, check out this blog post here

Made your own Paint Lake Quilt? Don’t forget to use the hashtags #paintlakequilt and #blanketstatementpatterns on Instagram so that I can see your lovely creation. You might just get featured on my social media and/or in my newsletter!

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Paint Lake PDF Pattern

Paint Lake Paper Pattern

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