Friday, July 19, 2013

Blue Rapsberry and Lime Quilt

 Recently I put together a few bundles in the shop that I thought would make great stash builder bundles.  I thought this bundle would make a great summer bundle because of its cool colors. 

I really wanted to make a quilt using the fabrics to show how they would look together.  If you are anything like me it's hard to envision how fabric will look together and that is why I love buying fabric bundles that have already been put together for me.

It was fun putting this little gem together.  I used a pattern that I had bought well over a year ago and never used.  The pattern is by FortheLoveDesigns on Etsy.  It is the Nina Quilt and can be found here.  It is a super easy quilt to make.

The pattern calls for 10 Fat Quarters and my bundle only had 8 so I needed to add 2 from my personal stash.  I found two prints that matched perfectly.  There is almost no waste.  Half yards would also work great with how the pieces are cut out.  Again you would have very little waste.

 I also had on hand Riley Blake Designs tone on tone Medium Dot in Aqua fabric that I used for the back.

 The binding is Grey Crosshatch Architextures.  Love that fabric!  And I have more being shipped to me as I type this.  Yeah!!!  I also carry it in Peach and Black.  I truly hope Carolyn Friedlander makes a crosshatch print with every collection she does from now on.

Although I love how this turned out, as with most things, I can think of something I would have done differently.  For this I would have tried to cut the directional prints with the print running from top to bottom instead of side to side.  Minor I know...

I also listed the pretty little quilt (46" x 60") in my Esty Shop.  It would make a great baby gift!  I don't know any babies right now so in the shop it goes.

I think I will do the same quilt in this fabric bundle next...

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