Red Fort of Agra Quilt using Aviary by Ruby Star Society Fabrics
Red Fort of Agra is my modern quilt pattern using fat quarters and in this case a small jelly roll. I was inspired to sew another version of this quilt when I saw the Aviary Collection by Ruby Star Society. I just loved the floral pattern and bird fabrics in this bundle. So I decided to use a jelly roll for the first time in making this quilt.
The junior jelly roll of this line is the perfect amount of fabric for the small squares when making the small throw size of this quilt. What do I love most about using a jelly roll with this pattern? I love how easy it makes the cutting of the squares for the quilt. You just unroll the fabric and make the cuts. I also love that if I use a jelly roll with this pattern I get more fabrics in the quilt than if I use larger cuts of fabrics. I think the more fabrics used for the smaller squares the more the larger pattern stands out.
Next, I chose the larger square fabrics for the quilt. I bought a fat quarter bundle of Spark by Melody Miller with coordinating colors. I loved how the fabrics are more of a blender fabric and how well they work with the Aviary line, yet also stand out in this quilt. It's really the perfect fabric combo. You can see below how the quilt top turned out so bright and fun.
Since the flowers were a large part of why I chose this fabric I decided to buy the Aviary Chambray Hana fabric for the backing. I then sent this gal off to Kaitlyn from Knot and Thread Design. I wanted a floral design in the quilting to go with the quilt. Kaitlyn was super helpful as always in helping me choose. I used the extra backing fabric for the binding.
When we road tripped across the country in June of 2020 I made sure to have this quilt at the ready so I could get some good snaps of it. My favorite pictures were taken in Utah and Nevada. Especially the ones at Arches National Park. Which by the way, is amazing!! If you ever have the chance to visit go! I hope we get to go back some day. We didn't have a good hiking pack for my littlest and didn't have enough time to really walk around much. Next time we will take the time to fully enjoy this beautiful park.
The thanks goes to my husband for this picture. He is the one holding up the quilts in this picture in Arches.
I love how this quilt turned out. The small throw size is a great lap quilt, it's super fast and fun to make. We will be doing a quilt along in this size in the beginning of 2021. So grab your fabric and sign up here.