Red Fort of Agra Quilt Featuring Pollinate by Art Gallery Fabrics
You can find the Red Fort of Agra quilt pattern here.
Red Fort of Agra is probably my favorite modern quilt pattern. I have made it the most times, by a lot. It is also the pattern I used for hosting my first quilt along. Art Gallery Fabrics sponsored the quilt along by allowing me to use their new fabric line, Pollinate, to make my Red Fort of Agra quilt. They also gave a fat quarter bundle of Pollinate to one lucky winner from the quilt along.
The Pollinate fabric line caught my attention because of it's bold colors and designs. Jessica Swift designed this line for Art Gallery Fabrics. In fact, I just love all her fabric lines. They are a combination of bright flowers, usually an animal, some modern designs and a couple geometric prints. Her fabrics remind me of a rainbow and saturated in color.
This Red Fort of Agra quilt is the small throw size from the pattern. It is the perfect size if you want a project that's not too intensive or if you are just learning to quilt. It's also a great size quilt to give as a gift.
For this quilt I decided to use several prints from her line as well as coordinating solids (Pure Solids) and blenders. I made the larger printed fabrics the focus of the quilt by using them for the larger squares. This is the first time I have used this type of contrast for the Red Fort of Agra quilt pattern. In the past I have made the larger blocks the solid fabrics. But there is a first time for everything, and I really wanted to show the fabric designs off in this quilt and have the four patches in the corners support and accent the main fabrics.
The blocks turned out just as I had hoped, bright and cheery with a focus on each print in the Pollinate line. The solid fabric hold their own with their bright and coordinating colors. My favorite fabric from the Pollinate line is Abundant Rainbow. It is so beautiful! It reminds of a flower garden. I used this in the quilt top and also used it for the backing. I think it might just be my favorite backing to date.
I basted and quilted this quilt myself. At first I just did diagonal lines two inches apart. Then, I went the other direction diagonally. Last, just for kicks, I decided to add a horizontal line which crosses the other two. It's my first time doing this detailed of a design and I like it alot!
If you have a chance to grab this line do it! It is sure to be a hit no matter the pattern. Also, if you don't have your copy of Red Fort of Agra grab it here.
Isn't this backing amazing?!?