A while back, I made a version of my Hazel Quilt pattern in the original Warp & Weft prints (you can see it here). Warp & Weft is an absolutely gorgeous collection by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society - not only are the colors beautiful, but the fabrics are woven so they are wonderfully soft and the texture is just amazing. Honestly, I don't think I can overstate how much I really, really love the fabrics.
So when I had the opportunity make a version featuring the new Heirloom prints in the collection, I said yes immediately. The new prints are a little more large scale and have more of a plaid vibe (which is why they were perfect in this version of the Plaid-ish quilt I made with my leftovers).
You might be wondering: is sewing with woven fabrics different than regular quilter's cotton? Yes, it is and it is a little trickier, but don't let that scare you away! It is thinner and has a little more stretch to it, so it is a little harder to get those points to line up. If you are nervous about sewing with them, starching your fabrics can really help. I prefer not to use starch though and still find them enjoyable.
I generally quilt all of my own quilts, but I actually had this one quilted by Heidi of Piece and Joy Quilting (if you are in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon, she is THE BEST!). When I went to her studio, I had a quilting design pulled up on my phone. Before I had the chance to show it to her, she opened a book and suggested this one - which just happened to be the one I was going to request. Perfect.
The background fabric is one of my favorites - Add it Up. It has just enough going on to make it more interesting than a solid but not so much that it is distracting.