Modern Batik Baby Quilt
Baby quilts are always so much fun to sew especially when using bright and colorful batiks!
Once again I am sharing a project that I made for my June Island Batik Ambassador challenge. This month we were to make a 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.
It is always so much fun to open up a new package of strips and create something from the beautiful batiks.
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.
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!
You'll want to watch his video.
- Cut blocks from the pieces you have already made.
- Take 2 and place them right sides together with one block having the strips go horizontally and the other going vertically.
- Pin and stitch around the blocks.
- Cut diagonally and then cut again as shown below.
Here you can see that I have opened up the left blocks so you can see the block open.
Be very careful with your pieces as you'll have bias edges that are stretchy.
Moving To Plan B
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 added 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.
The free motion quilting was done on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine and I also attached the binding by machine this way.
Did you notice that I said I only used 2 of the rows for my baby quilt?
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