Playing Cards Quilt in Safari Moon Fabrics

Playing Cards Quilt

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Safari Moon Blog Hop! I am so happy to share my latest quilty finish, which I made from a new line from designer Frances Newcombe and Art Gallery Fabrics.

Frances Newcombe: Safari Moon

Before I dive in, I have to say that Frances Newcombe is a lovely person, and I had the privilege to meet her at Quilt Market in October. I fell in love with her Safari Moon booth, where we chatted a bit about fabric and babies (I was very pregnant at the time). She is a mom to an adorable little guy and we’ve become Instagram friends since!

Playing Cards Quilt

The quilt pattern I used is called “Playing Cards” and it was designed by Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts for my book, Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make with Friends. I chose this pattern because it has large blocks, which I thought would be perfect for showing off the variety of prints. I also chose it because it’s goes together fairly quickly and is a manageable size to quilt on my home machine.

Playing Cards Quilt

When it came time to quilt this project, I ran into some issues with my free-motion foot. Breaking thread, tension issues . . . it wasn’t pretty. Time to visit the sewing machine doctor! I compromised by switching to my walking foot and quilting organic wavy lines. I’m really happy with the texture that resulted (and can’t wait to see how crinkly it looks coming out of the washer/dryer).

Playing Cards Quilt

When I saw this collection at Quilt Market, I immediately fell in love with the rich, saturated colors. I tend to stick with very dull colors in my own home and wardrobe, but when it comes to quilting fabric . . . the brighter, the better!

Playing Cards Quilt

I joined four different fabrics together to sew a scrappy binding. It’s actually, my first binding made from multiple fabrics. I tend to use a single solid fabric for my bindings, but I’m really happy with how this scrappy version turned out!

Playing Cards Quilt

My favorite print in the collection is the stamped leaf motif, shown in both green and blue. I could see this print as a really cute summer dress or bag.

Playing Cards Quilt

The background fabric is FreeSpirit Designer Solids Cream. For the quilt back, I used a Parson Gray print I’ve been holding onto from a huge fabric sale. I bought 4 yards, so I may have enough for another small quilt back!

Playing Cards Quilt

Thank you Frances for including me on the Safari Moon Blog Hop!

For your chance to win a fat quarter bundle of
Safari Moon, head over to the giveaway post!


Follow along with the rest of the blog hop to see more projects made with this stunning fabric!

2/24  Faith Jones  Fresh Lemons Quilts

2/25    Lindsay Conner   Lindsay Sews / Craft Buds

2/26   Sarah Lawson  Sew Sweetness

Online Quilting Class

2/27  Cristy Fincher   Sew Much Like Mom

2/28   Amy Smart  Diary of a Quilter

3/3  Lee Heinrich Freshly Pieced

3/4  Teri Harlan Sew Fantastic

3/5  Jane Davidson Quilt Jane

3/6  Lynne Goldsworthy Lily’s Quilts

3/7  Sandy Whitelaw  Upstairs Hobby Room

3/10  Katy Jones  Imagingermonkey

3/11  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts

3/12  Megan Bohr Canoe Ridge Creations


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  21 comments for “Playing Cards Quilt in Safari Moon Fabrics

  1. amy
    February 25, 2014 at 8:11 am

    gorgeous, Lindsay!! I’m assuming you were able to make this before the baby came? That’s too bad about the finicky machine, but I do love that quilting texture!!

  2. February 25, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Your quilt looks great with the Safari Moon line!! Such a nice post! I am in a Bee right now with your book!! I am loving it!!

  3. February 25, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Love the bold, bright colours in this line, the quilt looks fab :o)

  4. February 25, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Beautiful quilt and quilting.This line remind me warm and colorful spring days!!

  5. February 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Lindsay this is a fantastic post! The quilt is awesome!!!!!!!! Thank you so so much for your amazing work and I just
    love you and your adorable baby! Thank you a million times. Much love, Frances

  6. February 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Very Fresh and the way cozy too.. Looks like your problem made a striking touch for you…….

  7. February 25, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Love the fabric and your quilt is gorgeous!!

  8. February 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Lindsay, I love this quilt! The bright colors of the fabric are wonderful, they remind me of Spring. Your quilting with the organic natural waves looks great!:)

  9. February 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Really pretty, love the fabric colors and the quilt design you chose.

  10. Hayley
    February 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    stunning quilt!! That grey really brings out the colours doesn’t it?

  11. February 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I like your quilting – I’m going to try it on my baby cowgirl quilt. Thanks!

  12. Michele T
    February 25, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Ohhh! I love the quilting stitches and the fabric colours pop so beautifullly!!!

  13. Debra Kay Neiman
    February 26, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Love how your quilt turned out….on the side. Is that red knot holes on your fence? crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  14. February 26, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I love the crincly look!

  15. February 26, 2014 at 9:16 am

    LOVELY! I like the Parson Gray back. It was a good choice for the front. I really like this pattern. I will have to get a copy of your book and see what is what.

  16. February 27, 2014 at 7:00 am

    It looks fabulous, i can just imagine how soft it would be in corduroy

  17. February 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Your quilt is fantastic! So fresh and cheerful.

  18. Heather J
    February 28, 2014 at 3:49 am

    I love your quilt. The design and quilting really work together.

  19. Joan H.
    March 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I love these bright happy colors and the pattern sets them off extremely well.

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