Five large-scale prints from the Imperial Collection 5 for Robert Kaufman Fabrics come together in this quilt.
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Inspired by "Fresh Vanilla" from designer Karen Montgomery

Quiltmaker: Amber Mead


  • 3/4 yard blue-and-brown floral (rectangles)
  • 3/4 yard blue-and-tan floral (rectangles)
  • 3/4 yard multicolor floral (rectangles)
  • 1-1/4 yards blue floral (rectangles)
  • 3-3/4 yards brown-and-tan floral (sashing, border, binding)
  • 4-7/8 yards backing fabric
  • 71x87" batting

Finished quilt: 64-1/2x80-1/2"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Referring to the photo, fussy-cut blue-and-brown floral lengthwise (parallel to the selvages) to isolate desired floral motifs. Cut border strips lengthwise.

From blue-and-brown floral, fussy-cut:

  • 3--8-1/2x20-1/2" rectangles

From blue-and-tan floral, cut:

  • 3--8-1/2x20-1/2" rectangles

From multicolor floral, cut:

  • 3--8-1/2x20-1/2" rectangles

From blue floral, cut

  • 8--8-1/2x20-1/2" rectangles

From brown-and-tan floral, cut

  • 4--8-1/2x64-1/2" border strips
  • 8--2-1/2x42" binding strips
  • 8--2-1/2x20-1/2" sashing strips
  • 6--2-1/2x12-1/2" sashing strips
  • 8--2-1/2x9-1/2" sashing strips
  • 6--2-1/2x8-1/2" sashing strips

Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out assorted rectangles and brown-and-tan floral sashing strips in rows.


2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams in one direction. Join rows; press seams in one direction.

3. Trim top and bottom edges even to make quilt center (Quilt Assembly Diagram). The quilt center should be 48-1/2x64-1/2" including seam allowances.

Add Border

1. Sew brown-and-tan floral border strips to long edges of quilt center.

2. Add remaining brown-and-tan floral border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border.

Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired.

3. Bind with brown-and-tan floral binding strips.