The latest issue of Quilts and More (Autumn 2018) is hitting the shelves today and my quilt Lantern Glow, is featured inside. You can pick up your copy of the magazine at your local quilt store, Amazon, or a number of online quilt shops.
I used fabric from the French company FrouFrou. Its a mix of voile and poplin so a smidge lighter than normal sheeting weave quilting cotton.
I loved working with this fabric for the courthouse steps blocks. All the seam allowances in courthouse and log cabin patterns can make these quilts a little heavy, but the lightweight fabric counteracts this. I love the sophisticated colors of these fabrics, and they even include three different metallics – the binding is actually made with a copper fabric.
I was a little worried about how the metallics would hold up to all the ironing of a paper pieced courthouse step quilt but it wasn’t even an issue.
Since FrouFrou isn’t all that easy to find in local quilt shops (or online for that sake) I have kits available for those of you who would like to make the quilt with the same subdued country-cottage-luxe mix that I used.
Unfortunately, the company that has been importing the FrouFrou fabric to the US are not bringing in any new inventory so I decided to buy up as much as I can of each fabric for the kits but I won’t be able to restock. There is only about 30 of these kits available.
The paper templates for this quilt is available on the Quilts and More website (Link in the magazine) so you can print them on your home printer.
All Photos are courtesy of Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
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