Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt

A Finished Quilt and a Picture Post.
A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

When cutting fabric and making units/blocks for a quilt I like to steam ahead and cut and sew until I have undoubtedly made enough units/blocks for a whole quilt. Almost always I find that when laying out all the pieces I have to go back to the cutting table and sewing machine to make more units. For my last quilt - The Summer Rain Quilt - I surprised myself by making way too many four-patch units and also cutting too many low volume squares of fabric. 

A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

In fact, I was left with enough extra units to make a baby quilt. To add variety I played around with a design for the center of the quilt (a design not unlike that featured in the Modern Red and White Star Baby Quilt that I made in 2014). I trialed various color palettes for the featured design and found the combination of black stars with strong contrast fabrics the most striking.

A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
QUILT STATS 
A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt
The finished quilt measures 34.5 inches x 43 inches* (or 88cm x 109cm) -
a great size for a baby play mat and a manageable size for toddlers.
62 four-patch units each measuring 3.5" x 3.5".
Contrasted with low volume background fabrics (3.5" squares)
The center feature solid fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona cottons.
All cotton fabrics and thread.
a low loft cotton batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric from The Simple Life collection by Tasha Noel. And for the binding I have again used a black/white stripe fabric; this time I have used a very narrow stripe fabric by Australian design team an distributor - A Day in the Country

A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I love making baby quilts! This was such a fun project and I loved putting those leftover pieces to good use rather than adding more fabric to my already overflowing scrap bins. (And I was also able to use up a leftover piece of batting!). Managing the scraps is becoming an issue, and the plan for my next project is to work my way through my scrap bins. Needless to say, if I am serious about busting my stash of fabric scraps, then my next project will be bigger than a baby quilt.

A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This quilt is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store.

All the listing details are here:
Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt
(SOLD just prior to publishing this blog post)

A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

A Modern Rainbow Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
The Summer Rain Quilt
Modern Red and White Star Baby Quilt

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19 comments:

  1. Love this one too Rita!! Such a striking quilt for baby :)

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  2. You have such a creative mind, Rita! It's a wonderfully edgy little number both bold and soft. I love it. Bravo!

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  3. The black and brights stars are a great focal point.

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  4. Love how you interspersed color with low volume fabrices. he black makes it pop. Stunning quilt

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  5. I love your use of black. Need to embrace that;)

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  6. This is perfect! I need to make some baby quilts for a set of twins. This may be my inspiration!

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  7. This quilt is so lovely. I love all the colours in it, the pattern and all.

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  8. Ooooooooh I love this little gem!

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  9. Soo, Summer Rain was not my favorite because I truly dislike yellow. However, I love this little quilt! The central motif could be a really cool larger size quilt with the contrast of the solids, black and scrappy squares and patches.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous - classic yet modern. A timeless quilt to be treasured for years.

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  11. Rita, you never disappoint! This has to be one of my favorites!

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  12. Gorgeous. Dare I ask for a pattern???

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  13. Exquisite fabric choices and incredible layout.

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  14. Excellent use of that paper pieced center. I love this so much I may make my own version!

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  15. You have such a great eye for color and I love your binding.It is kinda funny how colors and shapes speak words. Thank you for sharing part of your world.

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