Monday, April 30, 2012

Split Rail Fence Baby Quilt

Today my Ruby Hexagon Quilt is being featured over at Quilt Story!  If you are stopping by from there, welcome!

I took the time to update my Quilt Finish pages - you'll find the tabs at the top of the blog.

I've been continuing on the kid sewing theme this past weekend, but today I'll show you a quilt I did for a friend of mine who is expecting a baby girl at the end of May, along with a few details of how I put it together.





It all started with the 1.5" x 8.5" cream batik strips that I had cut for another quilt, but then ran out of fabric.  I then went Stash hunting for some complementary girly prints and cut more 1.5" x 8.5" strips.
 When they are put all together, you have an 8.5" block
Block One.
 Block Two.
 I alternated the directions of the blocks and added a pretty pink marbled border.
  Butterflies for the back.
 Swing set shot.
 The quilting is a scalloped spiral flower in each block, along with stitch in the ditch around each block.  I then did a small spiral flower over each block intersection.  Otherwise it would have poofed strangely in those areas.
 On the border I used the scallop stitch on my machine so they would be more uniform than the free motion flowers.

One of the ladies at the sewing day a couple of weekends ago said it looked like a Split Rail Fence pattern.  So, even though I was making it up as a went along, it just goes to show you there's nothing new under the sun.





3 comments:

Lisa said...

That is so true in quilt. I have seen few new block, just different colors and arrangements. After hundreds of years what can we expect. But they are all beautiful. I am a new follower from www.intheboondocks.blogspot.com you make awesome quilts.

DARLENE LYNN said...

Thank you so much for your pretty quilt. i love this and make quilts like t his and use dog prints and then find paw prints for the borders.It is really cute too. Excellent job Lisa and I am a new foller too. Keep me in your email and keep sending to me. Much appreciate and happy quilting...

Seth said...

The photo of this quilt shows the blocks put together crooked and "wonky". Are they suppose to be that way? The piecing instructions do not indicate any lopsidedness.