Today I am finally going to share a quilt that I made for my sister in law for Christmas.
It’s a family movie night quilt…a crazy, crazy family movie night quilt.
Every family should have one of these…we had one growing up as kids that we drug around everywhere: on vacations, in the van, for sleepovers, where ever…and it was crazy. So I just wanted to continue the tradition for my brother’s family.
So the first step was finding the right fabric.
Which wasn’t too hard.
I knew I wanted it to be novelty fabric…and that I wanted it to be all foods that we eat during our family movie nights. So I started looking around and found that there are A LOT of food prints out there. (Which made it delightfully easy to fill this quilt with pizza, pretzel, cookie, and candy prints!)
Now I know that not every one is a fan of novelty fabrics…and I don’t use them often but I definitely think that they have an important place in the quilting world. For this quilt I wanted it to be crazy so I picked all larger scale prints, some that clash, some that contrast, and built my quilt using medium, large, and extra large blocks so that the prints themselves would be easily seen and enjoyed. However, not all novelty print quilts need to be made like this.
Often when I am working with novelty prints I will only chose one, two, or three prints and then pair them with a solid color (usually white). By doing this it gives the eye a chance to rest and really showcases the novelty print that has been chosen.
I am currently working on a quit with white and a novelty print which I will share soon…but I am really enjoying it and the print paired with the stark white gives it a more grown-up, sophisticated feel.
But…on the flip side I’m collecting fabric for my own crazy crazy family movie night…and there will be no solids in that quilt! 🙂
So there you have it…a movie night quilt full of junk food given at Christmas and shared in June. (With more novelty print projects on the way.) Have a good day everyone!