Jun 4, 2014

Purple & Teal Quilt, just right for the modern baby girl



With many beautiful Yellow Brick Road quilts under my belt, I’ve been ready for another speedy & satisfying quilt pattern.  I found several great patterns to choose from, right in our shop.  Wanting to feature some fabric I’ve been hoarding holding onto for a special project, I decided on Folklore.  Don’t let the name fool you, it’s a fantastic modern quilt pattern that made a quick & eye-catching quilt.

The main fabric featured in this piece is from the Life is Tweet line by Stephanie Marrott for Wilmington Prints.  It has a beautiful collection of feathers in purple, coral, lime & teal on a pale teal background. 
The Folklore pattern requires just over a half yard for the centers & 6 fat quarters to border them.  Additional fabric is also needed for the lattice & the border to complete the quilt top.
This was a delightful quilt to piece together, with the fresh colors of the feather print & the sweet purples that highlighted the print beautifully.
I free-motion quilted the quilt on my home machine (I love my Bernina!) with an all-over meandering design.  Usually, I machine stitch the binding to the front of the quilt & finish it by hand on the back, but I’ve discovered an excellent tutorial that makes a lovely job of fully machine binding the quilt.  I like the method for the simplicity & durability.
I used another prized fabric to bind the quilt, a teal print by Valori Wells from her Nest line.  It is a perfect pairing.  The backing is the same large purple gingham found mixed in with the other purple prints on the front.
This quilt would make a wonderful gift for cuddling a sweet little lady!  You’ll find it listed in our shop.

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