Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Fast Track Quilt Pattern - A Christmas Version

 I'm still working away on some Christmas projects for this year, but this quilt I'm sharing today was one I actually finished LAST year.  

Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

As I was pulling out my Christmas quilts the other day (yes, I know...it's already December 8th!) I realized that I never shared the details of this quilt with you.

Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

The Fast Track Pattern

For this Christmas quilt I used the Fast Track pattern. This was one of my tester versions of the pattern, and I made it because I wanted to see what a Fast Track quilt would look like using a limited color palette. I really love the red / white / gray color combo!

Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner
both paper copies and PDF download options available

Use Fat Quarters or Other Precuts

The Fast Track pattern gives a LOT of options as far as what fabrics you can use (Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, FQ, or yardage) and for this quilt I chose to use yardage. 

This lap sized quilt (53" x 61") calls for 1/4 yard each of 14 different prints. And you can see the ones I chose in the photo below.

Holliberry Christmas fabrics found on A Bright Corner - you have to see what she made with these!

Holliberry Fabrics

The prints I chose all come from a line called Holliberry designed by Corey Yoder in 2020 for Moda Fabrics. It's becoming hard to find, but I know there are still some available on Etsy.

Holliberry Christmas fabrics from Moda fabrics found on A Bright Corner - you have to see what she made with these!

The fabric line included some green prints as well as some lighter grays but I chose to just pull the charcoal and red prints for this quilt, and I love how it turned out. It's so striking!

Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

For the contrasting print I chose one of the white-on-white prints from the line. You can see it a little better in the photo above. I could have easily used a solid white but I really liked the added texture of the little white star print.

A tip for choosing fabrics for the Fast Track quilt is to make sure the contrast print really does have a good amount of contrast to the other prints. 


Finishing Details

For the backing I found a coordinating light gray solid in my local quilt shop. Since this quilt will be used in the wintertime I probably should have gone with a flannel or minky backing to increase the snuggle factor. But at the time I was stitching this quilt it was early October and snow, ice, and winter were still FAR from my thoughts. 

Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

For the quilting I used one of my favorite computerized designs, called Soho. It's a versatile edge-to-edge swirl design and it looks great when scaled smaller or larger - or in an average size like I used on this quilt. 

For the binding I chose one of the charcoal gray prints from the Holliberry line. It frames up the whole quilt nicely, and looks good with the backing as well. Do you ever think about how the binding will look from the back? I usually take it into consideration, but how it looks from the front is definitely more important to me. 

Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

Want to see other versions of Fast Track? Check out these:

Fast Track throw in Folktale

Fast Track lap in Ombre Fairy Dust

Fast Track lap in Pure Delight

Fast Track lap in low volume + lots of mock ups and ideas


And if you haven't yet made a Fast Track quilt, 

get a copy of the pattern here in my shop.

Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner


Quilt Details:
53" x 61"
Fabric: Holliberry by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics




Quilt shops can order patterns wholesale through Checker or Brewer. 
Contact me (abrightcorner@gmail.com) for more info.


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Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner




Fast Track quilt pattern - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner












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