magical lands…

by Nova on March 16, 2011

When Saffron Craig kindly shared some of her Magical Lands fabric with me I knew it was destined to be a strip quilt to show off those cute, hilly scenes :) Finally it all came together in less than a day & then it was a quick trip up the road  to the magical mountain for a pic…

I used a fav ikea print for the back & inspired by Rita’s cute washing day idea, I  added a few random cheeky bits of window & door dressings ;) ( they’re machine raw edge appliqued on)

I’m loving the rounded corners too, a last minute decision & super easy to do. There’s a couple of great tutorials here & here.

I quilted as I pieced which made it super quick. I took some pictures along the way so I’ll be back later in the week with a process post/tutorial of sorts. *edited to add* tutorial/process is posted here

Finished size approx :: 42″ (width of fabric) x 62″

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Katy March 16, 2011 at 9:31 am

that’s awesome – I do love that fabric so much, I think it’s my fave of her designs so far (and the owls are pretty tough to beat)


Beth March 16, 2011 at 9:39 am

what a great quilt!!! You found the perfect place for a photo shoot too! WOW!


Saffron Craig Fabrics March 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

Oh wow Nova, beautiful. Love the first photo showing such a beautiful Aussie scene. Just great. Thank you.


Krista - Poppyprint March 16, 2011 at 10:36 am

Fabulous! A strip quilt is perfect for piece/quilt as you go! I do like those rounded corners to offset all of the straightness of the piecing – great idea. I also love your local mountain scenery, Nova.


Sarahby March 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

that is sooo lovely. I almost have a hard time seeing a clear front and back…I’m loving the rounded corners too.


liveacolorfullife March 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I have fat quarters of Magical Lands, so not enough to do what you did, which is super cute. I also love the extra little touches. *sigh* I just LOVE Saffron’s fabrics so much! And quilt against those hills is, um, magical!


Amy K-P March 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

LOVE it Nova! Those rounded corners are the PERFECT touch too!


Erica March 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Gorgeous quilt & I really love what you did with those Ikea houses. LOVE that scenery too, is that where you live?


Justine March 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Hi Nova! What a gorgeous quilt and I agree that the rounded corners look fab too! Looking forward to the tutorial as I can imagine this quilt being just right for a summer picnic!


fran March 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Awsome!! Love it :) Looks like the perfect quilt to snuggle under in the cooler months to come


Rachael March 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm

This looks great! I love how it’s completely ‘unisex’ too. Lovely colours in this range.

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Marg March 16, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Saffron Craig’s fabric works beautifully in the strips. I love what you did to the backing,a great idea.
I think that might just be the back of my magical mountain!!!!!


Jo March 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Ooh, it looks great! I wasn’t too convinced about using that line for quilting when I first saw pics of it, but a strip quilt perfectly shows off the different scale prints. Of course, now I want some in REAL LIFE…


Amanda Elizabeth March 17, 2011 at 3:54 am

This is SO great! I love love love it!!!


Carolyn March 17, 2011 at 4:30 am

So beautiful! And what a perfect backdrop!


Kim March 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

Very cute quilt! The back is even cute!


Sarah March 17, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Hey Nova, This is a great quilt! What a cutie! xx


Amber March 18, 2011 at 4:29 am

Nova, it’s so gorgeous – the rounded corners are so perfect and that fabric on the back with all the little additions is genius!!


Susan Fisher November 10, 2013 at 5:38 am

Is the ikea print you used on the back on a fleece or blanket or is it bolt fabric?


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