What fun this quilt was to make and what an impact solid fabrics can make in a design. I am continually adding to my stash of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids and love using them. I do love all things gingham so it was time to make a gingham quilt.
I absolutely love the high contrast of the navy and the white in this super soft quilt.
White satin custom labels by Jennifer’s Jewels
This quilt finishes at 44″ x 52″, a nice size for a child’s quilt.
Each finished block is 4″. The cutting and piecing was straightforward: I cut WOF strips of 4.5″ and then subcut them into 4.5 squares. I cut 42 white squares, 71 light blue and 30 navy squares.
The backing fabric was a super cute alphabet/number print by Quilting Treasures called ABC/123 in Blue. I love fabrics like this that can be used for playtime with a child to learn their numbers and letters – things that take me back to raising my boys.
For the binding fabric, I knew right away this coodinating stripe fabric from Quilting Treasures was what I was going to use. It has that zing factor for a binding and really pops against the solid fabrics. I had to restrain myself from cutting this stripe on the bias, because I really love bias bindings – but I thought this stripe had enough punch to just cut it crossgrain. And it does. I made 2.5″ strips for doing the binding, which is my preferred method.
I used Warm and White 100% cotton batting for this quilt, which is what I use if there is a lot of white fabric in the quilt. It is bleached batting and pure white, so that it doesn’t dull the whiteness of the fabric. It handles and quilts up just like regular Warm and Natural batting.
I did a simple quilting at 3.5″ stitch length in Aurifil White thread.
Of course, I had to make a little reading pillow to go with it!
Quilts like these can be used as a decorative accent in a child’s room, as play mats or just to snuggle up with.
I’m really pleased with this quilt and am listing it in the shop.
THIS QUILT HAS SOLD.
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