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.


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 you make awesome quilts.


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...