Thursday, May 31, 2012

Finished Baby Quilt!

This quilt was the perfect remedy for the creative funk I've been in.  It was a fast, simple project, and I LOVE how it turned out.

Rail Fence 1 The pattern was inspired by this book, which is no longer in print.  As an aside, this was my first quilting book ever purchased.  I made a quilt for my niece when she was first born --- she just turned 16 last November!

The block is called a rail fence block and is super easy.  I'm thinking about putting together a short tutorial, because this would make a great beginner's project.  The size is manageable -- it finished at 40" x 52, so  a generous sized baby/toddler quilt.

The fabric is from the Meadowlark collection, designed by Denyse Schmidt for JoAnn's.  I love the combination of these particular shades of blue and orange.  The backing is also from the same collection, but is just different enough to add an interesting element.

Rail Fence 3
And finally, here is a detail shot of the quilting.  It's a little bit difficult to see, but I did a simple little squiggle time continuous line on all the pattern pieces, and just a plain outline on the white solid.

Rail Fence 4 
Ellison Lane Quilts ADDENDUM (6/16): I just found out about the Summer Sewing Contest at Ellison Lane Quilts.  There are four categories: quilts, bags, clothing, and home decor.  Sounds like fun!

1 comment:

Shontelle said...

It looks so gorgeous quilted. I love the backing fabric you chose. x