I started calling this my farmhouse Etoile quilt pretty early on! I think it is a combination of the gingham and soft colors! Whatever it might be, I am smitten with this version! I can’t help but think that it would be right at home in a house designed by Joanna Gaines.
Have I mentioned how FAST this pattern is? After I cut out all my pieces I timed myself to see how long it would take me to make the top. 2 hours and 41 minutes! Under 3 hours!! This includes trimming half square triangles and flying geese! This is definitely the type of pattern that you can knock out in a weekend.
This quilt was made 100% with Riley Blake Designs fabrics. The fabrics on the front are:
- Color 1: Liberty Wiltshire Shadow in Shell
- Color 2: Confetti Cotton in Riley White
- Color 3: Woven Gingham in Navy
- Background: Blossom fabric in Bleached Denim
The back is Liberty Summer House Conservatory Fruits in Red and Liberty Summer House Oxford Fern in Charcoal. I wanted all of the fruits on the back but I didn’t have enough yardage (obviously, ha!), so I added the Oxford Fern fabric and I’m so glad I did. I love the two-fabric backing. It adds a scrappy “farmhouse” element to the quilt. I bound the quilt in Woven Gingham in Navy which ties both the front and the back together.
I machine quilted it with Aurifil 50 wt thread in #2021 in a diagonal grid pattern. Originally, I was planning on doing some more exotic quilting on this, but when I got the grid completed, I realized how well it suited the farmhouse aesthetic I was going for so I decided to leave it the way it was.