Have you ever made the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Terry Atkinson? I have, several times, actually. It is a fun quilt to make. The trick is picking the right fabric combination....enough lights, mediums and darks to keep your eye moving around the quilt. After making several versions, I've found that a key to success with this quilt is to make sure that you include some darks in the mix. Since you don't know just exactly how the quilt will look until the very end, after you've cut up fat quarters into strips and sewn them together willy nilly, it's sort of a gamble!
By far, my favorite rendition of this popular pattern is this one that I made five years ago using the, now extinct, Gypsy Caravan line of fabrics by the fabulous Amy Butler. Gypsy Caravan is probably my favorite line that she has designed.
My local quilt shop had just gotten the line in their store on the day that I walked in to choose fabrics for a wedding quilt for my daughter, Megan and her soon- to- be hubby, Reid.
I fell hook, line and sinker for these vintage modern fabrics!
I'm usually not into purple, but that shade is the clincher in this particular fabric combination. Without it, everything would just blend together.
This is one of those quilts that you can just stare at all day and never get tired of admiring the beautiful fabrics! Unless, of course, you aren't a big fan of Amy Butler like I am, you can't get enough!
I asked my friend, Sherri Dolly, to quilt the wedding quilt with swirls and feathers using a variegated thread. The curvy lines add lots of depth to the rectangle piecing. Sherri's quilting is so fabulous!
I pieced the back using A B fabric as well. I worried that there might be a little too much pink in the back and border, but loved the fabrics so much that I went for it anyway. (My son-in-law can handle it; he's masculine enough, I decided!)
I've made this pattern using mostly Kaffe fabrics too. That's a quilt for another day, along with a Yellow Brick Road baby quilt using 30's fabric. Do I seem addicted there for awhile, maybe? Be careful if you decide to give this pattern a whirl....you might be making more than one before it's all over!