Mismatched Stars and Stripes featuring Century Solids by Andover Fabrics
Mismatched Stars and Stripes is a modern quilt pattern inspired by one of my favorite holidays, the Fourth of July. This pattern uses the traditional sawtooth star quilt block combined with a mixed up stripe. I love how this quilt design combines the traditional and modern.
This is my fourth version of this quilt. But this is my favorite. Why? I just love the colors used in this version. I was first inspired to make this version of Mismatched Stars and Stripes after I saw this Century Solids fabric bundle. Century Solids is the line of solid fabrics produced by Andover Fabrics. I had never used Century Solids before this quilt. However, I am now a huge fan!
Century Solids has huge selection of colors and I loved the texture of their fabric. Maybe it's because I had previously worked with some woven fabrics that frayed like crazy, but these fabrics were so easy to work with. No fraying and I have since washed this quilt and had no color bleeding. All that to say, I'm a fan.
I chose their bright white background color because I really wanted the solids to pop and have a nice contrast. It was the perfect choice.
The stripes on this quilt are so easy and fast. They are so fun to make. Once you make the sawtooth blocks this pattern is a cinch.
I decided to stay in the Andover family and bought fabric from the Alison Glass collection Kaleidoscope - Stripes and Plaid. It was hard to choose which print I wanted because they are all such a beautiful mix of colors. I landed on Plaid in Marmalade. I liked the orange hues and thought it went well with the front. This fabric is a yard dyed cotton and has a great texture. I am super happy with it.
I chose a brick red color from Century Solids for the binding fabric. It framed the quilt perfectly. I then decided to do straight line quilting. I started with two inch lines then went down to one inch. Then, I decided to go with 1/2 inch lines. I like how modern and simple it looks.
I hope you like this quilt as much as I do. The colors really came together. Make sure to grab yourself a copy of this fast, modern quilt pattern in my shop. Also, check out Century Solids for yourself. You won't be sorry.
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