Big piece

I Love miniature quilts, small piecing and all the details but this time I put a challenge to make a quilt with big pieces. Why is that a challenge? Because I don’t buy big prints normally and cutting fabrics into a bigger squares and rectangles than ruler is a bit of challenge.

Next step was colour combination and striking shapes to create as a modern quilt. I was itching to make cross shapes for a while and that needed more plan before starting to stitch.

I brought out some fabric modern bright bold prints. Cut to very wide 4 1/2″ and to squares and rectangles.

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I had to spread everything on the floor before stitching and even though yes I made a few mistake and had to rip off and sew back again to get it right.

The quilting…. I am not a big fan of wiggly lines. I wanted to enhance the cross shapes but any cross motif is a bit too heavy and old looking  also because this is a cot quilt those quilting motifs don’t go with all any pretty prints. Think think, Ping! Then image of rabbits hopping around came in my mind.

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Stitching grass in between rabbits made a whole quilting done in one go except the point the bobbin thread had to be changed of course. The gap in the middle of the cross was filled little flowers. I am still girly… I will make a quilt for a boy one day.

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Bound with wide 1/2″ binding to add more character. And finished.

Happy cheery baby quilt. For a girl again… 🙂cot quilt cross shape

Finished size : 40″ by 40″

All material used including wadding and thread are made of cotton.

Available at SlaneyHandcraft

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3 thoughts on “Big piece

  1. I just found your blog today, and I love the girly baby quilt you made! One day I will have to try and make a “plus” quilt, too… I look forward to seeing what else you are making!

  2. Pingback: Quilting Week 3- Sewing and Piecing | RisaAnn Designs

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