Latitude Lattice ~ A Finished Quilt Top

Latitude Lattice

I thought I would pop in today and share my finished Latitude Lattice quilt top! I had a lot of fun putting these blocks together. I played with a few layouts, and decided on a gradient over a random scattering of color. What can I say? I can’t resist a good gradient!

Latitude Lattice

After a few days of trimming, the blocks went together rather quickly. I think I had the entire thing laid out and stitched together in one day, while the kids were at school. (So really only 6 hours.)

Latitude Lattice

Aren’t the colors so pretty? The fabric is Latitude by Kate Spain for Moda. I used a jelly roll for the front and I have some yardage for the backing as well. This quilt is a gift, and I’m really hoping the receipient likes it as much as I do!

Latitude Lattice

You can find more details about this pattern in my previous post.

I am brainstorming ideas for one more quilt gift that I need to have done in the next month or so. Does anyone else struggle more with gifts than anything else?

I thought I’d leave you with some pretty fabrics I splurged on recently. These are an assortment of Robert Kaufman Essex yarn dyed linens (a couple are from their metallic line). I’m not sure what I’m going to use them on yet, but I love them so much.

Robert Kaufman Essex yarn dyed linens

Unfortunately I’m not 100% certain what order they were in when I took this photo, but I bought Aqua, Berry, Black, Chambray, Flax, Malibu, Nautical, Peacock, Pickle, Rust, Seafoam, Dusty Rose Metallic, Water Metallic, Oyster Metallic, Olive, Nutmeg, Espresso, and Leather.

Happy creating everyone!

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21 Comments

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    BillieBee

    April 6, 2017

    It’s lovely!

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    anne beier

    April 6, 2017

    Beautiful quilt top. It’s difficult to know what someone will like for a quilt or handmade gift.
    I have not used linens before for quilting. The only thing I can think of is embroidery or cross-stitch. Looking forward to see what you create.

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    Shirley S.

    April 6, 2017

    Your quilt top is just beautiful!

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    Kate Spain

    April 6, 2017

    This turned out beautifully, Faith! I’m a big fan of yours and was overjoyed to see you taking on a project using Latitude. You always have a way of picking the perfect pattern to showcase whatever fabric you use and your aesthetic and color sensibilities tie everything together so harmoniously. Thanks for sharing your process and creativity with all of us! XO

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      Faith

      April 6, 2017

      Kate – Thank you for designing such beautiful fabric! Your colors and art, in every line you create, are just so lovely. It is always a joy to work with. šŸ™‚

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    Deb

    April 6, 2017

    Hello, This is a beautiful quilt. Unfortunately I can’t find the free download pattern on either Craftsy or Easy. Do you know if it is still available?

    Thank you.
    Deb

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    Deb

    April 6, 2017

    Oops, meant to type Easy. Thanks

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      Faith

      April 6, 2017

      Hi Deb – the free download is linked directly on Kati’s blog post. The link is after the second picture in her post, where it says “Download Ruler Template from GoogleDocs.”

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    Tammy

    April 6, 2017

    A lot of love went into this quilt!! I love the color pattern and how perfectly everything is matched up on each square. What a gift!! Whoever the lucky recipient is will surely love it. You are an amazing designer and quilter. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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    Libby

    April 6, 2017

    What a beautiful quilt. You have a very lucky friend who is going to receive this quilt. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. And the previous post that linked to directions for making the squares.

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    Dawn Hendrix

    April 6, 2017

    LOVE THIS!!!!

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    momi_machts

    April 6, 2017

    very beautiful. love those latitude batiks

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    Alice in WV

    April 6, 2017

    It looks like you alternated between pressing toward the print and toward the white. That probably made your seams less bulky when you sewed the blocks together. Does that mean you finalized your block layout before you pressed the individual blocks?

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      Faith

      April 6, 2017

      Good eye! Yes, the seams are alternately pressed (for the most part). I didn’t plan my layout ahead of time, but when I was pressing the fabric, I did half of each set of print blocks one way and half the other. I figured that would make it easier to make the seams “lock” when I made the top. So when I was doing my layout, I tried to find a block with the seams going in the correct direction.

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        Alice in WV

        April 6, 2017

        Clever trick! That’s the sort of thing that trips me up a lot. I want to press my blocks as I go, but I don’t know what my layout will be, and I want my seams to nest, and the blocks won’t stay on my design wall unless I’ve pressed them. Gaaaah! šŸ™‚

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      Janet

      April 6, 2017

      My question too! It’s just gorgeous!

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    Rosemary B

    April 6, 2017

    This looks great. I love the fabric!

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    Lyn

    April 6, 2017

    Gifts. I always want to please the receiver but I also find it nearly impossible to work on something I can’t love. I try to strike that balance. Since I’m modern, if the receiver really digs something like Civil War or D.Abby I tend to rely on a modern pallet of neutrals in the background. I have to find my modern eye in order to love it enough to do a good job.

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    mell-meyer

    April 7, 2017

    The quilt top looks treat. I am sure they will love it.

    When gifting a quilt I usually ask the recipient for input. And they help to any kind of degree – I had a friend who helped and decided on parts of every part of the process. On most gift quilts quilts we “just” decided on design and general colors together. I like this way even if it is not totally secret- and surprise-like, but I am sure they will love the finished quilt.

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    Beverly Reid

    April 11, 2017

    I love the colours and love the pattern.

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    karen

    April 15, 2017

    beautiful work!

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