This week I finished up the modern version of my new Palace Court quilt pattern in contemporary blues and grays. I’m SO happy with how it turned out! This design is a riff on a traditional star quilt block. And the assembly is quick.
You can see the original Palace Court quilt pattern here for contrast. I love how totally changing the fabrics/color palette gives the quilt an entirely different look! The Palace Court pattern is available in my shop in PDF and Hard Copy formats.
For the fabric on this quilt I used just one background fabric. The original quilt shows the design using 3 different background fabrics for a different design element. I love how changing the fabric gives the quilt an entirely new look. One background fabric also modernizes the look, I think.
I made this version a slightly smaller variation of the Twin size quilt. Omitting the bottom rows to make a square version that measures 68″ x 68″.
Because I wanted a less scrappy, more contemporary version, this quilt was made with only 4 fabrics. I went with fabric with texture to give the quilt some visual interest.
The background (white) print is Riley Blake Blossom gray on white. The navy is Christopher Thompson’s Blue Stitch Indigo Chambray woven. The other two prints are from my stash from years past. The lighter blue I believe is Essex Yarn-dyed Linen blend in Denim. I have no idea what the center beige woven is. I wish I did because I’d love to buy some more! If anyone recognizes it, let me know!
The quilting was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting – the pattern is called New Moon – and gives the quilt some modern texture. I didn’t want this one too densely quilted so that I would have some nice drape.
The backing fabric is Riley Blake’s Buffalo Check flannel in gray. It’s a perfect neutral gray.
I’ve always been a sucker for traditional blue and white and love how it never goes out of style. I like how adding some additional neutrals – like the gray and beige – give the quilt a little more depth, but still keep it a neutral palette.
We recently finished a MUCH needed update of our master bedroom. Ever since our kitchen disaster summer 2019 my bedroom has been a dumping ground for piles of stuff that needed a home. It felt good to finally get all of those piles cleaned up and cleared out.
In addition to purging a lot of things we no longer needed (thank you Mary Kondo) we also installed giant Ikea PAX wardrobes. This is my third room installing these suckers after our laundry room and my sewing room. They hold SO MUCH STUFF. Things that needed a home like: piles of quilts, photo album projects, bed linens (would you believe our house has no linen closet?!), etc. etc. They’re all organized and stored away nicely and my bedroom is pile-free for the first time I can remember.
The feng-shui is the best it’s ever been in my room. I feel like a real grown up.
Thanks so much for stopping by – I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. xo