Thursday, February 27, 2020

Grandstand Quilt + Modern Farmhouse Fabrics

With two boys (and their friends) in the house, there's not a lot of pink to be found around here - and what little there is, exists mostly in my sewing room.  So I love when I get the chance to sew something very floral, and very pink. 

Grandstand quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner from the book Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts - fabrics are Modern Farmhouse from Riley Blake Designs

The pattern I used for this quilt is called Grandstand, and it's one of the patterns from my book, Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts.  (You can see the original Grandstand here in this post.)

Grandstand is one of my favorite ways to use medium and large scale prints like these.  I loved the large florals & buffalo check prints in this line and I was SO happy to not have to cut them up so small that you couldn't appreciate them!  


Grandstand quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner from the book Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts - fabrics are Modern Farmhouse from Riley Blake Designs

These prints are from a fabric line called Modern Farmhouse by Simple Simon & Co for Riley Blake Designs.    Find it here at Fat Quarter Shop (affiliate link).

 Modern Farmhouse fabrics from Riley Blake Designs found on A Bright Corner

At first I was hesitant to add the black prints into my blocks because I was worried they might overwhelm the softer greens and pinks.  I cut a few blocks and tried them out on the design wall and decided that I loved the contrast that the black added.   

Grandstand quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner from the book Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts - fabrics are Modern Farmhouse from Riley Blake Designs

The original pattern uses 14 fat quarters and finishes at 76" x 87".  I wanted more of a throw size for this one so I removed the last row and the last column from the original layout.  This version finished at 59" x 70" - perfect for what I needed.

Grandstand quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner from the book Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts - fabrics are Modern Farmhouse from Riley Blake Designs

Grandstand looks more complicated than it is - I promise.  

There are five different blocks - can you spot them?  Here's the fun part.  When it's time to lay out the quilt you can rotate, flip, and swap blocks all you want - there's no one "right" way to put it together.  Each quilt will be unique.  You'll have to look at the pattern to see what I mean - I can't give away all my secrets ;)

Grandstand quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilting is Mist a longarm quilting design by Natalia Bonner

Want to make a Grandstand quilt? 

You can find copies of Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts here in my shop, and here on Amazon.  I've also spotted copies in my local Barnes & Noble and JoAnn stores and I'd bet yours has copies too.  

Want to read more about the book?  Check out this post here.

Grandstand quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner from the book Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts - fabrics are Modern Farmhouse from Riley Blake Designs

Quilt details:
59" x 70"
Pattern: Grandstand from the book, Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts**
Fabric: Modern Farmhouse by Simple Simon & Co for Riley Blake Designs
QuiltingMist (edge to edge computerized design by Natalia Bonner)
Backing: Tiny Plus Coral from Modern Farmhouse collection


** If you're a quilt shop, Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts books are available wholesale through Checker, Brewer, United Notions, and Martingale.



Grandstand quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner from the book Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts - fabrics are Modern Farmhouse from Riley Blake Designs

If you make a Grandstand quilt I'd love to see it!  Be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook (@abrightcorner) and use the hashtags: #grandstandquilt #freshfatquarterquilts and #abrightcorner

Grandstand quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner from the book Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts - fabrics are Modern Farmhouse from Riley Blake Designs

Grandstand Quilt pattern in Modern Farmhouse fabrics - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner.  A really unique quilt using fat quarters


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3 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity of this quilt! Where did you find the quilt display rack? It is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks!

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  2. You chose the perfect pattern to highlife this sweet fabric collection!

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  3. What a sweet quilt. It's nice that you can make it in different sizes.

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