Lots of exciting stuff happening around here. Today I’m excited to introduce my latest quilt pattern: Palace Court. This take on a classic patchwork star pattern was originally designed for using my upcoming (any day now) fabric collection, Notting Hill.
This pattern comes together remarkably fast and is surprisingly mindless sewing. Once all of you pieces are cut, you can sit and assemble blocks while you watch a favorite show.
The quilting on this one is by Sew Shabby Quilting using the Rolling Echo Hills pattern – I love the feeling of the sweet scallops.
When I originally designed this quilt, it was to feature the London toile print featuring my sister Laura Miller’s London illustrations. I love how using the blue and white toile design gives this quilt a classic look.
One of my favorite details of this print is the Edwardian House in the top left corner of this block – that is the house I lived in on – wait for it – Palace Court near Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. And hence, the name of this quilt pattern. 🙂
Here’s another close up of one of my favorite prints in the collection – the mini Union flags. This print comes in pink and robin’s egg blue as well.
It was fun to work with a more limited color palette on this quilt – sticking mostly to the blues, pinks, and yellows.
Queen and King size quilt option
I’ve been working hard to include directions for multiple quilt sizes in all of my most recent patterns. For the Queen and King size versions of this quilt, I upped the scale of the blocks, rather than simply the number of blocks to make.
If you look carefully, you can contrast the scale of the blocks in this quilt compared to the quilt in the first few photos.
This means you create a quilt with a design that suits the larger bed size and keeps the original look and design of the quilt, but with a lot fewer seams and blocks to sew. You’re welcome. 🙂
The quilting on the larger version is an all-over stipple design by Monica Steelman.
And lest you think this quilt only works with shabby chic florals, toiles and plaids, here is another version of this quilt that I’m working on in chambrays and neutral wovens. I love how the change of fabric gives the quilt a fresh, modern feel.
This quilt is off to the quilter and I’ll share the finished look as soon as it’s back!
Post Update: Click here to see the finished version of this quilt. I love how it turned out.
Notting Hill fabrics should be arriving in shops in the next few weeks. If you’re interested in preordering any Notting Hill fabric or bundles it is available here: Stitches N Giggles, Lou Lou’s Fabric Company, The Fat Quarter Shop, Fort Worth Fabric Studio, and Happy Little Stitch Shop.
I will update this post if I learn of any shops who are kitting this quilt.
Thank you so much for your encouragement and support! I’m so grateful for this community of fellow quilt/fabric lovers. 💕