I was asked a few months ago if I would like to play with the new Lancelot collection by Citrus and Mint Designs for Riley Blake Designs. I think the collection is darling, so I jumped at the chance to create with it!
The colors in this collection are great – a nice twist on traditional “boy” colors/fabrics. There are great blenders that I know I will incorporate to lots of scrappy quilts because I really love those warm, ‘sour’ tones. In addition, the collection features fun, detailed prints with a knight motif – suits of armor, sheilds, and…
… a darling coat of arms featuring two handsome lions.
Because I wanted to feature those playful designs, I wanted a quilt with big panels that would really show them off. So I made the crib-size (41 1/2″ x 49″) quilt from my Craftsman Pattern. (Available in PDF or hard-copy options.)
I think that this quilt turned out so great! And I’d forgotten how quickly this pattern comes together. It’s easy enough to sew a crib-size version together in one afternoon!
I used the tone-on-tone blue for the binding, but cut the stripe on the bias. (I’m a sucker for a good bias stripe. Plus the bias-cut binding makes it just a little more sturdy. Bias binding tutorial here.)
Big thanks to Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting for doing the quilting on this one. I had her use the Yodel pattern. It’s one of my favorites – particularly for quilts that lean masculine. It’s a subtle geometric pattern, but gives some nice texture to the whole quilt.
If you’re looking for a fun alternative for an adorable juvenile boy quilt, the Lancelot collection is perfect! To see another use of this collection, Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl made a really cute set of book bags featuring the Lancelot fabric and its companion collection, Guenivere.
Craftsman Pattern found in my Pattern Shop.