Northcote Range Quilt

I am back from a fun and busy trip to LA. It was great to get to know the people behind the blogs that I love to read. Alissa, Latifah, Katie and the rest of the LA Modern Quilt guild were so nice to me, I just wanted to stay forever. While I was in LA, I dropped off a quilt that I had been working on for the last couple of months. I am so excited that I get to finally share it on my blog!

A month or so after Spring quilt market, I was contacted by Cabbages & Roses, a UK based company, that has a soon to be released fabric line with Moda. They wanted to commission me to make a quilt featuring fabric from their new line, Northcote Range, and quilt the heck out of it with my style of quilting. Who can resist an offer like that? Not me!

The thought of designing a quilt to show off the fabric and my quilting was music to my ears. So after receiving a box of the beautiful Northcote Range fabric, I began the work of making and quilting a quilt.

Full shot of Quilt

When working with Christina, the driving force behind Cabbages & Roses, she expressed a desire to combine the “refined rustic” look of her fabric with the style of American quilters. While making the quilt, I kept this in the front of my mind!

I opted for the bold squares in the middle because I like the way they look like frames. Each “frame” showcasing a print in the fabric line.

In contrast, I used randomly sized blocks to make up a patchwork border. I love the “shabby” look it gives to the quilt.

When the time came to quilt it, I kept the same theme. Within the patchwork border, I quilted many different designs. I wanted to add different textures and looks to each block. I knew that it would add to the fun, thrown-together look I was going for.

While quilting the middle portion of the quilt, I combined a traditional design, the feather wreath, with other feather designs that were a little different.

And because, deep in my heart I will always love feathers, I added feathers in the opposite corners of the quilt and filled in around them with a tiny swirl design I used two layers of batting in this quilt, a layer of Quilter’s Dream Poly with a layer of Quilter’s Dream wool. I love how it makes the feathers pop out just a little but not too much.

Jessica, who sewed on the binding, finished off the quilt with a scrappy pieced binding.

I can just imagine this quilt laid out in the sun, ready for a picnic. Doesn’t that sounds divine?

Ahhhhh…….wake me in an hour or two.

Northcote Range fabric should start shipping this week and is available for order at the Fat Quarter Shop. I opted for the sweet and lovely pink colorway, but two other colorways are available as well.

Because Moda is so generous, I had some fabric leftover.

While I would love to keep it and make a quilt for one of my girls, I figured I would share the love. Leave a comment on this post to win approx. 3 yds of Northcote Range. I will draw a winner on August 17th.



  1. Love the quilt and especially your feathers!!!

  2. Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting even more so!! I will never stop loving your feathers!!

  3. mariajhmom says:

    Gorgeous!!!! You made already beautiful fabric sing!

  4. can i win!!!!! can i! can i! can i!

  5. Lovely! Once again, I’m inspired to get a top made to send to you for quilting. Everything is just perfect in this quilt, from purpose and design to quilting pattern and expertise.

  6. I love how you used the red to frame the fabric… The quilting is really beautiful 🙂

  7. So gorgeous! I’m a feather lover as well, to me they are timeless. I just love looking at your quilting.

  8. I love the dimension that you added to this quilt with your beautiful quilting. I would love to be able to do this too! Seeing your work is so motivating to keep practicing.

  9. beautiful work on this quilt…im excited about the idea of using two layers of batting! amazing work!

  10. how fun! nice giveaway and some fun eye candy. Thanks Angela.

  11. What a gorgeous quilt!! I’ve got a bunch of Tuscany Wool batting on order and can’t wait to try it out, both on its own and as a top layer over my so-far-standard Hobbs Heirloom.

  12. Your quilting amazes me!

  13. GORGEOUS!!!

  14. ahhhh…love the warm, light feeling I got when looking at this fabric! The border is so quaint. I must do more of these myself…and your quilting is so amazing! I have never seen some of these me, some of them in the bottom squares remind me of fish 🙂

  15. Your work continues to amaze me. Absolutely beautiful Angela!

  16. Your quilting is stunning, Angela. It’s what I strive to accomplish as a sit-down quilter. And I’m so happy for you to have had the wonderful opportunity to go to L.A. and meet the “real” celebrities! Thanks for your lovely giveaway. I’m always one to believe that fabric is the best thing to win!

  17. Your quilt is beautiful. Feathers are beautiful.

  18. Heather H says:

    Beautiful quilt and quilting. I love your work. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. This quilt and your quilting are just amazing! You and Moda are very generous with this giveaway. Thanks for doing this.

  20. …and you say it’s just like doodling. You’re not fooling any of us! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous quilt with us all!

  21. Angela, you are so talented! I am in awe! I love seeing your projects. keep up the good work! It’s inspiration for the rest of us!

  22. Laura Lee Tawney says:

    I’m always in awe of your quilting and this one is exceptional as well! I love the framing of the blocks and of course your feathers:) Thanks for the opportunity to participate in a fabulous give-a-way and I would so love to win the lovely fabric.
    Laura T

  23. Beautiful! I’m really enjoying your projects and appreciate the effort of your posting and writing about them.

  24. ohmygosh, what an honor for you and what a beautiful quilt you made and quilted! I am in awe! I would love the opportunity to win those beautiful fabrics. Thank you.

  25. Beautiful quilt! What a gorgeous fabric line. I’d love to win the leftovers!

  26. Beautiful quilt and such an honor to be commisioned to design and make it. Your quilting always inspires me to better my own skills. Of course I would love to win the fabric…an early birthday present!

  27. Those colors are so delicious and remind me of strawberry ice cream. I love it! Thanks so much for your generosity.

  28. Piecefully Quilting says:

    Love the fabric and how you put it all together. Of course, the quilting is divine as usual.

  29. Judy Barber says:

    Wow – there would be no way this would be a picnic quilt! You just do the absolutely most fabulous quilting. I love how your mind works as to where to put each motif so that it is shown perfectly.

  30. Joyful Nana says:

    I love your choice of pattern and your choice of fabric, but I love your choice of quilting motifs even more. The quilt is beautiful! I am always amazed when I look at quilts that you have quilted. My mind trys to figure out how you choose the various quilting motifs for each quilt. Your quilting is anything but simple, but all the design combinations go together so well and make so much sense in the final product. Will your new book be a “how-to” book? I can take templates and figure out how to quilt a quilt, but my quilts will never have the same finished “look” that yours have. I wish I could just get inside your head as you look at a quilt, consider the requests of the quilt’s owner/designer, and then figure out what you’re going to do to make the quilting unique. Thanks for sharing your stunning quilt.

  31. Your quilting is gorgeous! I love it all!

  32. Cindy Wendt says:

    Not sure if your Giveaway is open to Australian residents, but I absolutely love your work and I too would love to get inside your head, just for a day.
    Not only do you do magnificent Quilting, you also are just as good at seeing Fabric and being able to a make fantastic design too.
    WELL DONE Angela.

  33. Alexandra says:

    Beautiful quilt and quilting AW, we have the same initials! I cannot wait for your book to come out on how you think up what to quilt and then how you do it. Love mixing the old and new style patterns together.

  34. Hi Angela, what a gorgeous quilt. Love this new line and especially in this colourway, and your design and quilting show the fabrics off magnificently. Beautiful work!

  35. Another wonderful job by YOU! Such a pretty, pretty quilt.

    Winning yardage is always a dream for me. Thx for the chance.

  36. This is a great quilt. I love the fabrics and the way they were used in the quilt with the dark frames really emphasizing the center blocks. The pieced borders are nice because they’re interesting and yet don’t pull the focus away from the center. Of course, your quilting is magnificent Angela! Em loves her ladybug quilt so, so much and loves pointing out her name and mine in the quilting.

  37. Absolutely gorgeous…oh, and the fabrics are too! 😉

  38. Wow the quilt looks amazing! Job well done.

  39. What a beautiful job you did in choosing how to features these lovely prints. The quilting is exquisite, of course! Thanks for the chance.

  40. sillyandrea says:

    There’s a definite lack of reds in my stash, and as always your quilting is gorgeous. 🙂

  41. Lovely! The quilting gives it such beautiful texture!

  42. Beautiful – the quilting is amazing!!

  43. Your quilt is beautiful! Love the quilting!!

  44. Absolutely Fabulous.
    I’m ready for the picnic, Just call.
    Jane (on vacation in SDak)

  45. Another amazing quilt!! Way to go!

  46. It looks like you had a lot of fun making this quilt. It’s beautiful!

  47. therealfrannie says:

    Gorgeous quilt!! I love your style – it’s simply awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing. The materials are really beautiful.

  48. I would love to win the fabric! WOW !!! What beautiful quilting you do!!!!

    I’m shy of doing the feathers but you make it look so easy.

  49. I was at the LAMQG meeting and loved your trunk show. I’m only sorry I wasn’t able to take one of your workshops while you were here. Its great to see another quilt of your own design – looks great!

  50. Liz Mackay says:

    What a beautiful quilt! The first quilt I ever made was from fabric from a Moda line by Three Sisters that was beautifully feminine. I pieced it and quilted it all by hand. It was my first and I didn’t know what I was doing but wherever I went with it (especially on a cross-country train trip) I was approached by quilters, including a master quilter from Australia, who offered instruction and great advice. My daughter and I named it “Most Beautiful Quilt” and it was ready for her 16th birthday. She just graduated from college and now has 2 other quilts and many of her friends have my quilts but that first will always be my favorite! Your most beautiful quilt reminds me of it. Congratulations.

  51. How beautiful! I love the dark red/pink frames.
    Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  52. oh lovely fabric! love the pink and white stripe…

  53. Kathleen Coleman says:

    As usual, your quilting is stunning. I love looking at your quilting and have a special folder for all your work. Keep it coming!!!

  54. Janice Mc Laren says:

    You do beautiful work, thanks for the giveaway.

  55. Love the quilt and the fabric. Please pick me!!

  56. Your quilting is divine….had the opportunity to see some of your work at Market….awe inspiring! Love this fabric and the lovely quilt…what a talent you have!

  57. love the fabrics and the quilting!

  58. Wow the quilting in this piece is simply gorgeous! Amazing work Angela

  59. That quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!! I bet you have some amazing stories!

  60. Just stunning!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Beautiful! Would love to make something for MY girls with that!

  62. Sarah Stevens says:

    I’ve got two sons, so there is very little pink in my stash. But hope springs eternal that I will be blessed with at least one granddaughter some day. Thanks for the chance to get an early start to a delicately pink baby quilt so I’ll be prepared! Sarah

  63. I love this quilt! Both the quilting and the fabrics. I’ve loved Cabbages & Roses since I discovered them several years ago in a decorating book.
    Your quilting is just sensational.

  64. your quilting is so inspiring! I am so glad you get to be home with your girls and do this too~that’s a blessing!! I have 2 girls & 3 grand daughters so I would love to win your pink giveaway for a project for them~you can never have enough pink~xo~

  65. This is a beautiful line of fabrics and you did a great job of the quilting. Thank you for sharing with us. Take care and God bless, Cory

  66. Angela, you never fail to create a beautiful quilt. The use of the red fabric to frame the other fabrics is wonderful – it really sets off the different patterns of the fabric. And of course, your quilting is outstanding. Always look forward to viewing your work.

  67. Terrific giveaway! That quilt is amazing.

  68. A perfect quilt design to showcase the fabric and your fantastic machine quilting. You are so good! Thanks for sharing, I would love to add that pink stuff to my stash!

  69. Great design to showcase the fabrics. I would love to add a little pink to my resource center. Love to look at your quilting style.

  70. mary e peterson says:

    I’m a wanna be grand quilter (like you), instead of my helter skelter free motion what the heck are you doing style. oh to free motion a recognizable feather. humbled. :>)

  71. mary e peterson says:

    me again. just heard the story of a winning lotto of 228 zillion dollars. hahahahah, what would a quilter do with excess loot???? (ups and fed ex would sit up a satellite store on my street) :>)

  72. I like the term “refined rustic.” Your soft reds — more to the blue side than the yellow side — define that. And the quilting on your sample is gorgeous!

  73. Holy Moley that quilt is gorgeous!! I just love the pinks and the modern yet shabby chic feel of the quilt. That is an awesome talent!!

  74. cakegirl6251 says:

    What a beautiful quilt! And if I lived anywhere near RI, I’d register for your classes. Thank you for your very generous giveaway.

  75. I will be definitely waiting for MQX and your classes. Sign up in November I believe. Can’t wait!


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