Last July I worked on this Bright Side quilt using the Perennial quilting cotton line from Sarah Golden for Andover Fabrics. I ordered the entire line from Andover as one of my first steps into the bundle making world. These bundles sold out in about an hour on my website! It was wild but I can see why, this fabric is SO cute!
I love the chunky strip prints, the flower prints, the dot prints, I basically love it all. And especially the entire color way and how it can be broken up into different color ways too.
The Bright Side quilt pattern is the PERFECT beginner friendly quilt pattern. It is all straight line sewing, good practice on 1/4 seam and very easily laid out to sew together. The horizontal blocks in the quilt typically are the same color fabrics but I decided to instead utilize the strip fabrics and do a combo for them. They turned out so fun! This pattern is very easy to customize to what you have on hand!
This quilt truly comes together so fast! And being FQ friendly, makes it easy to work on in little bits at a time if you need to sneak in some quick sewing. Cut a few FQs here, take a break, come back and cut a few more, etc. And labeling each fabric/cut with a little post it note will be a life saver to keep yourself organized!
I think one of my favorite parts of this quilt is how easy it is to sew together. Once your rows are sewn, you just press them opposite directions and then the seams nest beautiful and boom, you're done!
I loved sewing these fabrics all together and seeing how they relate to each other in different parts of the top is fun.
After finishing this top, I really couldn't figure out what kind of background I wanted to photograph it on. The quilt has so many colors in it so I decided to use multiple different backdrops. What is your favorite?
I am kinda partial to the fence picture because we had just finished it back in July! But really, they are all fun backdrops.
I sent this quilt off to Kaitlyn of Knot + Thread Designs. She has quilted many of my quilts over the years and knows I have been looking for a great crosshatch pantograph. Well, she found one and we used it on this guy and I love love how it turned out!
I love how from one angle, it looks like the pantograph is only a single diagonal, and same from the other angle but from straight one, you can see the crosshatch. It adds such a fun texture.
I bound this quilt in a pretty gold solid and the back is a bright yellow. I love that contrast.
This photoshoot happened back in November of 2020 and I had my two boys to help me which was fun!
Toward the end of the photoshoot Amy was like QUICK!! Go to the other side, the light is so dramatic!!
The Bright Side quilt is such a fun, fast make and is really fun to show off larger scale prints! You can grab the pattern in my shop now. Be sure to tag me on social media so I can see all your fabulous makes! #thencamejunepatterns #brightsidequilt