I’ve been wanting to make an updated version of my Lattice Quilt pattern for a while now. My pattern cover needed an update as I made the previous quilt about 5 years ago. I’ve been waiting for just the right collection to make a new version and Notting Hill worked perfectly!
I started this version a few weeks ago after my yardage and precuts arrived. I just got it finished, bound and photographed this week and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out! (And so were the two nice ladies who were finishing their hike that morning when I was taking pictures near the trail head. lol)
I first designed the Lattice quilt pattern about 10 years ago when I was working at my local quilt shop. We needed a pattern that showed off the fabric for a large scale Amy Butler collection. (You can see that original quilt here.) And thus the Lattice Quilt was born!
The design is classic: patchwork on point with sashing and cornerstones. This is pattern is perfect for precut 10″ x 10″ squares. (Aka 10″ Stackers or Layer Cakes). Even though you will need to trim the squares just slightly, precuts are by far the most cost-effective way to get a large selection of pre-coordinated prints.
You will also need a few coordinating fat quarters for the side setting triangles.
And that’s what’s so great about this classic pattern. The white sashing give your eye just enough of a break that you can really throw in a lot of color or busy prints. It works with any fabric collection – although I especially recommend it for collections with a variety of large-scale prints that need some space to be shown-off.
And not needing to piece any complicated blocks makes the quilt come together really quickly.
As I mentioned, this version was made with my latest Notting Hill fabric collection (go here for a list of suppliers).
For the cornerstones and binding I used the red mini diamond print. I added the yellow and red/pink tartan plaid for a bold, cheery backing fabric. But any of the prints in the collection would work.
As you can see, I used the dark blue floral as my outside border. Want to hear something cool? Whatever color you choose for an outside border will become the dominant color of the quilt.
I know that sounds really obvious, but the cool thing about that fact is: by changing the color of the outside border fabric, you can give the same quilt an entirely different feel.
For example, if I went with the red mini floral or aqua floral, red or aqua would become the dominant color of the quilt.
This quilt was quilted by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting using the Rose Bushes edge-to-edge pattern. I definitely wanted something ‘floral-y’ to echo the floral prints and give some texture to the larger quilt blocks.
The Lattice Quilt pattern is found in my Quilt Shop in both PDF and Hard Copy formats. (If you are purchasing the PDF from Europe, please my Etsy listing as they will take care of the VAT issues.) Hard Copy versions will not be available with the new cover until they are back from the printer in mid-May. But the instructions inside are exactly the same.
I have a handful of Notting Hill Lattice quilt kits also available in my shop. These kits come with everything you need for the front/binding of the 67″ x 82″ quilt. This includes a 10″ stacker as well as the precut variety of side and corner sashing triangles!
You will need to buy backing separately. (I have a list of Notting Hill retailers here for buying yardage for the backing.)
Here’s a wider shot of this quilt on location. I love when the mountains and foothills start to green up around here – especially while there’s still some snow on the peaks.
It’s nice to have you around, Spring!