LaLa Fancy Quilt #1 – Pumpkin Parchement Bundle – Quilt Reveal


LaLa Fancy in Pumpkin Parchment

I finished my first LaLa Fancy quilt! I think this might be the best quilting I’ve done on a quilt, at least as an all over design. It’s hard to be completely pleased with any quilt, I’m so critical of myself, but I think I really saw some growth with this one and that feels so good to say….finally. Maybe I just finally worked out a design I really like all parts of. Who knows? Keep scrolling, I’ll tell you more about it.

If you missed my “progress” post on this one, you can find it here.





About the Quilt

LaLa Fancy is a new pattern of mine that is set to release January 11, 2021. It plays with the 8-pointed star and half rectangle triangles. I talked a little bit more about designing it in this post. I’m hoping that this quilt ends up being at a skill level for a confident beginner, though from the testers I’ve heard from already, it’s looking like it might end up being intermediate. I felt like a beginner could get this, but since everything is almost triangles, it includes a substantial amount of trimming and we are thinking that might bump it up to intermediate.

Half rectangle triangles can be a bit pesky, especially if you’ve not conquered them yet. Next week, I have a new HRT video tutorial coming. It’s similar to my last HRT tutorial, but shows new tips and tricks I’ve learned for using my HRT ruler.





About the Quilting

Let’s dish about quilting! I’m calling this little design “succulents”. And I am hoping to do a video tutorial on it very soon. It’s easier than you might think. If you saw one small succulent all by itself, you’d probably not think it was that cute, but when combined with more and more, it starts to look like small feathers. I think the echoing on them makes them really pop more.

I used gold Microquilter thread, because…..I love it so.





Quilt Details:

Pattern LaLa Fancy 

Size – 64×64″

Top FabricsUsed this bundle called Pumpkin Parchment

Backing FabricsWhatnot Peach Floral

BindingAlma Field Copper Metallic

Batting Warm & Natural

Thread – So Fine by Superior in Blizzard for piecing, Microquilter in gold for quilting

Finishing TechniquesChunky stitch binding, free motion quilting on domestic

Skill Level – Confident beginner to Intermediate

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I’m currently working on another version of this quilt using only 5 fabrics. The pattern is fat quarter friendly, but also includes directions for only making it with 5 fabrics. It’s currently with testers and from the feedback I’m getting, many of them prefer the 5 fabrics. I’ll show you that version in a bit and let you decide what you prefer.



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  1. This is one of my favorite star quilts so far! I love the long, spikey points! Can’t wait to see the 5 color version next. Well done Melanie. Your quilts are always inspiring.

  2. That is a beautiful quilt, and fabulous fabric choices again as usual. I agree with an intermediate rating. In my opinion, it isn’t the HSTs that make it difficult, it is the fact that they all meet together in the center of the stars. It takes some expertise to know how to smash them all down so there isn’t so much bulk!

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