Do you own any fabrics that you just love....so much so that you can't bear to cut them up into small pieces? They're either too beautiful to sacrifice, or just too perfect in their original, uncut state--perhaps a large print that loses its character if not used in its entirety. I have several I've collected over the years, both commercially-printed yardage and some hand dyed, one-of-a-kind fabrics. What to do? Well, don't cut them! The Modern Quilting trend gives us even more permissions to deviate from the traditional. Like many folks, I purchase fabrics I love on the spot and decide later what they will be used for. The lap quilt (36" x 48") at left uses salmon-colored Moda Marble on the borders with Alexander Henry's La-Ti-Dot in the central medallion in this trendy, fast and easy quilt--use as lap quilt or wall art. The fancy-cut binding that mimics a scallop-edge border is cut from the same Alexander Henry print.
Modern Medallion Quilt Pattern Download
Two more Alexander Henry prints compose the twin (72" x 82") jungle-theme throw. Buy a little extra fabric and sew up a coordinating pillowcase (pattern for pillowcase not included). Pattern includes directions to figure custom-size quilt yardage. Pattern available via Craftsy.