Crowning Glory Quilt

Monday, December 12, 2022

 Today I want to share one of my favorite
quilts that I made this year!  I finished it a few months ago
but just recently got some pictures of it.

The pattern is called Crowning Glory and it's in my book,
Quilt the Rainbow, available HERE.  The original one
was made in all yellow fabrics from my stash.

[photo courtesy of  Martingale Publishing]

I really love the yellow one.  But the darker version
just speaks to me!  I love the blues, browns, and creams on the dark gray
background.  Most of the fabrics I used were from the line
Slow Stroll by Fancy That Design House for Moda +
a few other ones thrown in for fun.

The background is so scrumptious!  It's from Diamond Textiles and it's called
Manchester 3187 in the color French Grey.  It's available in lots of colors
and I love them all!  

I don't do dark backgrounds enough.  
I'm hoping to change that in 2023!
I love the texture of this background fabric
(little pluses/x's stitched into the fabric)!

The main block is called Kings Crown and the
sashing unit creates a fun secondary design.

I like to back quilts with large prints when I can.  I ended up
buying a bolt of this blue floral print from Slow Stroll.  I decided 
to bind the quilt in that same print since it pulled together all the colors of the quilt.

The quilting was done by Jen Ostler in Highland, UT.
She always does a fabulous job!
She used the Diamond Loops Pantograph.
It was a new-to-me design and I really love it!
I think it really compliments the design of this quilt.
We did a dark gray thread in hopes that it would blend with
the background fabric.  It's perfect!

I took this quilt on a little outdoor photo shoot and got
lots of fun pictures.  Hope you don't mind me sharing!

This quilt finishes at 65-1/2" x 83-1/2".

It's a great scrap/stash-buster pattern, as are most of the patterns in the book.
If you'd like to check out the rest of the projects in the book
click HERE.  Or you can purchase Quilt the Rainbow from my Etsy shop HERE.

Do you have a go-to background color?
Is there a background color you'd like to use more of?
I'm working on a scrap quilt right now that has a 
light blue background.  I'll share pictures soon!

I'd love to know what you think of this version of 
Crowning Glory!  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Your quilt is beautiful! The yellow version is bright and sunny but my favorite is the darker one, the blocks just show up better. Happy stitching!

  2. I'm loving the grey background! Greys are my new thing this year!!

  3. I have your book! Love every single quilt!

    1. Aww thank you! That means alot! I just published a new blog post about a Quilt the Rainbow Challenge I'll be hosting in 2023. I'd love for you to check it out, if you're interested!

  4. I love the dark background!!

  5. I bought your book just to get this pattern, because I love this dark background quilt. I was wondering how many fat quarters that I would need for the design as I don’t have 3 1/2 yards of stash. Thank you

    1. You still need about 3-1/2 yards (a little less since you're using yardage). So I'd get at least 12 - 14 fat quarters. You'll want the variety to make it scrappy. Happy quilting!


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