Modern Batik Baby Quilt
I had this fun bundle of the Paisley Dot Brights collection that I thought would make a sweet little baby quilt. I happened to watch a video last week called Embers Quilt by Rob from Man Sewing and thought it would be the perfect quilt to make with this bundle.
It is always so much fun to open up a new package of strips and create something from the beautiful batiks.You’ll have to take a look at Rob’s video and see the colors he chose for his quilt.
This is one of those designs that looks completely different depending on the colors and fabrics you use. I really liked making groups of 4 rows of strips for the design.
Next I added the strips of cream batik to the rows. I actually really like this design right now!
The rows were then cut into squares – wild and crazy batik squares!
I cut up 2 rows of the strips into blocks and then arranged them on my design wall. It was at this point that I realized I really didn’t like the Embers design in my bright batiks. Time to move on to plan B.I had plenty of the Paisley Dot pink batik and I just adding some sashing to break up the blocks and then added a border at the top and bottom to make a nice size baby quilt.
Adding the pink batik really softened the look of the blocks and once quilted made a sweet little baby quilt.
Did you notice that I said I only used 2 of the rows for my baby quilt. Next week I’ll show you what I did with the rest of the rows!