I have been having great fun testing Lou Orth’s new pattern the Square Love Quilt. This is a perfect pattern for some fussy cutting and highlighting your favourite fabrics.
Unusually for me it didn’t actually take me that long to decide on my fabrics. I started by picking what fabric I wanted to feature and worked from there. I have had this Alexander Henry fabric “Bicycle Made for Four” in my stash for a good couple of years. I had previously made a bag with some of it but still had just under a half metre left. I loved the pops of colours in this fabric and with the cute print on it I decided it was perfect. Rather than going for a solid background like Kona Snow (which is what I was thinking), I couldn’t resist using a polka dot fabric. I do love polka dots and have wanted to do a polka dot quilt since forever! I then dug into my solids and picked out three colours that coordinated with the print.
These were Kona shades in Candy Pink, Lemon and a shade of blue I unfortunately can’t remember the name or manufacturer of.
I think this has to be the quickest quilt top I have made yet. Super fun to whizz up it took me no time at all. I love how fun it is and how it features the fabrics. You could have fun with the heart tiles too using different colour combinations and layouts. If only I had more of the Alexander Henry fabric, I would have to loved to have made this bigger!
The pattern comes in 3 sizes a baby quilt (40″ Square, pictured), a lap quilt (68″x 54″) and a bed quilt (82″) and will be released on the 28th March, click here to buy.