It’s fun to make a quick quilt and this one certainly was. It uses Split Rail blocks, which are made just by sewing width of fabric strips together and then subcutting them into sections that you sew together to form the blocks. It just flies off your sewing machine.
I made this quilt to match the color of an upholstered rocking chair at a cottage – I used four different minty green fabrics and used a batik backing that reminded me of water. The background fabric is Kona Snow.
This is a throw size quilt and I used my much favored batting for this – Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton batting in its heaviest version – Supreme. It has a lot of heft to it, making it a great quilt to curl up with, but is still great for machine quilting.
I quilted this using Aurifil #40 weight thread on top at a 4.0 stitch length. I love this thread for the top thread – it is a little heavier and shows well. I used a green Aurifil #50 weight thread in the bobbin and it worked just fine. I know everyone says to match the weight of the top thread with the bottom thread, but my Janome handled it perfectly.
I’m working on a pattern for this quilt and I’m excited about it because it will be a great quilt for beginners or just someone who wants to crank something out quickly!
Hope you’re making something!