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Easy Make- The Shaded Trail Quilt

DanDaDaDan!! I seem to be on a roll. I am so excited about working with the Fat Quarter Shop and Riley Blake Designs that I decided to turn today into a party. So, get yourself a drink, (mine is a cup of tea) and some treats (mine are fat quarters of my favorite fabrics and a DingDong) and let’s talk about all the quiltie things. Oh, and don’t forget to read until the end because… I will be giving a fabric bundle away.  Okay, I am ready now. Everyone, this is the Shaded Trail Quilt.

It is a pattern that the Fat Quarter shop created for their Vintage and Classic Series. In that series they tell you about the publication the original block was found in and how you can make it using modern notions and techniques. They will be releasing a video with all the steps on how to make the block later this month, but you can get a feel for the series by clicking here, the link will send you over to their YouTube channel where you will find all kinds of videos and tutorials from the Vintage and Classic Series. To get the pattern you can click here.

The Shaded Trail Pattern

I love how the Fat Quarter Shop has us make the block Shaded Trail Quilt block. It becomes very simple even though it looks intricate and has a wonderful graphical impact. I was able to finish this small quilt in three days so if you are looking for a simple and quick pattern to make, guys this is it. You can get the Shaded Trail Quilt pattern by clicking here. The available sizes are just the block (which is free) or they offer the full pattern which includes instructions for a crib, lap, twin, and queen size quilt. So many options. But the options don’t stop there, you can also get the quilt kitted in Christmas fabrics.

I have been arguing with myself. Half the time I see snowballs and half the time I see a garden lattice. What do you see??

This crib sized quilt uses a few different Riley Blake Design’s basics. Blossom is used a couple of times in a few different colors. Here is a rundown of the fabrics I used:

The Fabric

Background: Blossom Gray 
Contrast Fabric: Confetti Cottons Solid Steel
Pink 1: Blossom Peony
Pink 2: Blossom Apricot Blush
Pink 3: Blossom Lipstick
Pink 4: Blossom Baby Pink
Border 1: Blossom Lipstick
Border 2: Confetti Cottons Solid Steel

Backing: Saturday in Paris Navy Main
Binding: Saturday in Paris Coral Stripe

I am swooning over the grey and pink pallet. It’s the perfect quilt of a baby girl!! For the backing I picked out another fabric from Christopher Thopmson. It has a navy-blue background with pink and peach flowers. This fabric and the strip fabric I used for the binding are from his Saturday in Paris fabric line. So good!!

How I Quilted the Shaded Trail Quilt

For the quilting I used my Bernina BSR foot on my 440 Bernina. Wanting to try something different and excited that it is a smaller quilt that I can quilt on my domestic machine, I decided to try to quilt a crocodile skin pattern. The combination of the quilting, pattern and the cotton Hobbs Batting I used turned out great. It has some fun texture.

The Giveaway

UPDATE: Beverly Ann Ray you are the winner!! I will email you asking you for your mailing address. Thank you for participating. And now for the party surprise, a Giveaway. Okay I did spill the beans a little, but I didn’t want you to miss out on entering into the Shaded Trail Quilt giveaway. Most of the fabrics in the bundle are the same as the ones I used here, however, I did change it up a little. For the fabric bundle there will be 4 extra large fat quarters of pinks, 2/3 yard of Lipstick, 6/8 yard of Moss, 7/8 yard of gray and 7/8 of gray on gray. Fun right!! To enter all you have to do is comment on this post.

If you would like a subject, tell me about your favorite quilting/party snack. Mine is uncrystallized candied ginger because it doesn’t make a mess unlike chocolate. LOL. I will count up all the comments and assign a number to the comment. Then I will use a random number generator to choose the winner. I will announce the giveaway winner in two weeks, on August the 3rd.

Good luck everyone!!

Let’s raise our glass to another finished project!!! Cheers!! To see more of my finished quilts head over to my Quilts I Have Made page by clicking here. You can find quilting fabric and quilting supplies for your project at Fat Quarter Shop.

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The Comments

  • Kathleen Quimby
    July 20, 2022

    What a beautiful quilt! I like pretzels as a quilting snack….. sometimes the peanut butter stuffed ones.

  • Donna Hanneman
    July 20, 2022

    Thx for the opportunity to win fabric! My favorite quilting snack is rocky road ice cream but only when I am thinking about quilting!

  • Sar Jan
    July 20, 2022

    Beautiful! The Bloc Loc video was very helpful- thank you! My favorite quilting snack is M&M’s -still chocolate but not so messy.

  • Susan
    July 21, 2022

    I would say I see more of a garden lattice than a snowball. I don’t snack when I am quilting, but other times, I would say popcorn is my favorite snack.

  • sandra Rader
    July 21, 2022

    so pretty and elegant.

    • Jules Marvin
      > sandra Rader
      July 21, 2022

      Favorite snack is fresh fruit or potato chips Try to aim for the fruit but sometimes just need the salt a d crunch

  • Gayle Brown
    July 21, 2022

    Love the quilting on this adorable quilt!

  • Linda Douglas
    July 21, 2022

    Hi, this is a special Quilt ! Just love it ! Thanks for sharing!

    • Karen Lynn Wheeler
      > Linda Douglas
      July 29, 2022

      I am never snacking while sewing. I love your fabric choices. I drink tea or water while sewing. I have Accuquilt and hopefully will be able to make it faster and cut some out soon.

  • Linda Douglas
    July 21, 2022

    This is a very neat Quilt! Want to make one similar! Thanks for sharing!
    Love Rocky Road Ice Cream Cone during my quilting!

  • Anne Kirby
    July 21, 2022

    I am kind of addicted to Otterbein Chocolate Chip cookies. They’re made in my hometown of Baltimore, and available I guess in the northeast US. Super tasty, all natural. I keep a bag by my machine at all times!!

  • Karen
    July 21, 2022

    Beautiful fabrics and sweet quilt. M&Ms for me, plain and peanut☺️

  • Jayne P
    July 22, 2022

    Love both the pattern and the quilting. Chocolate biscuits every time

  • Heidi Kinney
    July 22, 2022

    Crackers, pickles or olives and cheese – need protein to keep quilting!

  • Dee
    July 22, 2022

    Hershey’s Kisses…..all flavors. Keeps your hands free to sew. I really love this fabric and this pattern!

  • Nicola O'Leary
    July 24, 2022

    Popcorn. Thanks so much

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  • Cindy Berry
    July 29, 2022

    An iced latte (Starbucks caramel macchiato in the refrigerated section at the grocery) is my favorite quilting snack.

  • Connie Kresin Campbell
    July 29, 2022

    Beautiful quilt and fabrics! I love to have a package of gummy bears sitting by my sewing machine to energize me!

  • Teresa Hoskins
    July 29, 2022

    I have water nearby while sewing. I love the colors of your quilt.

  • Beverly Ann Ray
    July 29, 2022

    Wonderful use of color

  • Melissa
    July 30, 2022

    Gosh- I’m such a klutz I don’t dare snack while I sew!!! But I’m a sucker for chips and ice cream! 🤣 Thank you for sharing your design…love the contrast of color with the gray!