Our Fast Track quilt along just finished up last week and I'm excited to be able to share my finished quilt! This was a nice and quick QAL - only four weeks - and it's a nice and quick quilt to piece (say that four times fast - Ha!)
I used a bundle of fat quarters, but the pattern also allows for Jelly Roll strips, Layer Cake squares, or 1/4 yard cuts to be used as well. You could even dig through your scrap bins for this one.
For my quilt I used this bundle of Ombre Fairy Dust (by Vanessa Christensen for Moda Fabrics)* and I love how the black contrast print just makes the colors that much more vibrant!
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This was my fourth time making Fast Track, but it was a whole different experience using the Ombre fabrics.
Usually as I'm laying out the quilt top I'm looking for a good all-over balance of prints and color. But for this ombre one it was ALL about getting that rainbow-goodness-blend.
The Fast Track pattern has four sizes included in the instructions:
Crib: 44" x 53"
Lap: 53" x 61"
Throw: 61" x 70"
Twin: 70" x 79"
And this Ombre Fairy Dust version is made in the lap size.
One thing I love about this pattern (and that helps to make it SO quick to piece) is that there is no background or borders - it's all blocks.
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For the backing fabric I found a coordinating Moda Bella solid (color: Lagoon) that was so pretty with the saturated colors in the quilt front.
And I bound the quilt in Ombre Fairy Dust Metallic Soft Black, which is a part of the fabric line, but doesn't have the ombre effect. It's a consistent soft black all the way through which makes it perfect for a quilt binding.
Want to see other versions Fast Track? Click here and here. And in this article you can see seven other mock ups in different fabrics.