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.
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.
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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