When I learned to sew a few years ago, I spent a long time studying fabrics online. Starting without a fabric stash meant that I had to go slowly and spend money on prints I really, really liked. It seemed like anytime my attention was totally captivated by a fabric, it would end up being from Flea Market Fancy. The problem with this is that it was already out of print at that point, and any I could find for sale was crazy-expensive. Arg!!
But then came the Flea Market Fancy Legacy collection, a reprint of some of the most popular prints from the original line! Being able to get my hands on this fabric was an unexpected treat, and I saved it for something really special — a quilt for my Mom.
The thought process behind the quilt: Since I’d already made a cross quilt for my niece Alexis, I wanted Mom’s quilt theme to relate to hers and decided to use a different type of cross. I added a lot of white because Mom loves a very “clean” look. (One of her favorite blogs is Chez Larsson, if that tells you anything.) This had the bonus effect of really featuring the Flea Market Fancy prints.
The cross block I used is from the Fat Quarterly book Shape Workshop for Quilters. There’s a lot of great inspiration in the book, but I especially love the block designs. They’re sized alike so you could repeat just one in a quilt like I did here, or mix and match any you liked.
The back is a vintage Ralph Lauren sheet, which fits the Flea Market Fancy vibe so well. I love how the colors in the flowers matched so well with the binding fabric.
The quilt is extra long so that my tall step Dad Dewey can nap comfortably, too. I hope they both enjoy it!