Friday, June 17, 2011
I am so happy with how this quilt has turned out. I adore the simplicity of this pattern, and I think it works perfectly for the baby that will be receiving this quilt. He has been dreamed of and wished for by his parents for many years, and I'm so happy for them. I hope this quilt will convey that happiness to them throughout the start of their journey into the parenting trenches.
This quilt is 100% pieced from my stash. Stash binding, stash batting, stash solids, and stash prints. Really! It was so exciting to manage to work strictly from my stash, I really enjoyed it, need to do it more often! The prints range from blues to greens to reds, from Alexander Henry to Denyse Schmidt and Michael Miller.
The backing was kind of a happy accident. When I read the pattern, which makes a much larger quilt, I decided to just halve the number of blocks and make something half as big, but when I laid it out on my design wall, it felt too big. I saved some of my blocks for the back, instead, and paired them with some various Kona blue solids in my stash, and I'm really happy with it!
The pattern comes from Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects by Susan Beal, which I highly recommend - and happens to be on sale at Amazon right now! I really have enjoyed the eye candy from this book, it's changed my perspective entirely on log cabins blocks. For the better!! I will definitely make another quilt like this one at some point, maybe an awesome scrap quilt for the end of the year or something.
Name: Modern Crosses Baby quilt for Nicholas
Size: 48" square
Fabrics: A mismash of a bunch of different lines, like Denyse Schmidt's Greenfield Hill, Alexander Henry's Monkey Bizness, Michael Miller's French Journal, Riley Blake's Wheels, Riley Blake's All Star, Ann Kelle's Remix, Ann Kelle's Urban Circus, Robert Kaufman's Metro Living, MoMo's It's a Hoot, Michael Miller's Ta Dot, Oliver + S's City Weekend and more
Binding: Navy pindot, unknown manufacturer
Quilting: Meandering stipple in white thread by me