Big Block Fun with the Bluegrass Quilt!

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Bluegrass Quilt with fun big blocks!

Now that this quilt is gifted, I can divulge all the joy it brought me! This fun pattern, Bluegrass Quilt, is designed by Bev of Flamingo Toes.

Bev from Flamingo Toes

And when she asked for pattern testers, I knew this was the perfect design for gifting to a dear friend of mine!

Bluegrass Quilt Pattern

For my version of the Bluegrass quilt, I used Lori Holt's Bee Gingham fat quarter bundle.

Lori Holt - Bee Gingham fat quarter bundle

And for the background I fancied a scrappy vibe for the quilt, so I decided I'd work with a patterned fabric that adds a soothing touch of blue to the mix. So I used this fun design from the Bee Plaids collection - Bee Plaids Barn Dance Denim.

Bee Plaids Barn Dance Denim by Lori Holt

Big Blocks = Fast Finish!

As the quilt design has large blocks, the quilt was fast to finish! With a quiet weekend at home, I was able to finish the blocks in one weekend and assemble the quilt top the next weekend.
Bluegrass quilt block - yellow
I also loved how the design of the big blocks use of the fabrics showcased the different colored gingham! 
Bluegrass Quilt - Green block
For the binding I wanted to set off the blue - so while planning, I worked my way around the color wheel and loved the contrast gave. In my stash of yardage I had another of the Bee Plaids with the Cobbler design in Frosting color and it was perfect!
Binding - Bee Plaids Cobbler Frosting

For the quilting, I selected a modern swirl design to contrast the traditional gingham block fabric and used Aurifil thread in Dove color which is a pale grey, which blended really well throughout.

So if you are looking for a fast finish or a big block quilt to set off your fabrics check out Bev's pattern - Bluegrass Quilt!

Bluegrass Quilt - 66” x 86”

Fabric Requirements:
Blocks: 1 Fat Quarter Bundle (24 fat quarters)
Background: 5 1/2 yards 
Binding: 3/4 yard 
Backing: 5 1/2 yards of 44” wide fabric or 2 1/2 yards 108” wide fabric

Full size - Bluegrass Quilt made by Janelle of Dotty and Grace
Happy Quilting!
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