Go Gators! This week’s finished quilt was all about simple and big patchwork. Mom and I got a little behind on our projects a couple of weeks ago and decided to whip up a (somewhat) quick quilt and we love it!
This quilt’s color inspiration comes from The University of Florida: Orange and Royal Blue. Once we started picking out fabrics, we realized we could finally make a “boy” quilt, but we think a little girl would love it too!
We chose fabrics with bold geometric designs including constellations, science images, houndstooth and gingham. The binding and backing are Carolyn Friedlander’s Crosshatch in Orange and it framed up this baby quilt beautifully.
Due to the simple 6” block patchwork, we stepped up the quilting and added additional quilting lines on either side of all of the seams. We love how simple quilting can give a quilt added texture and character. The quilting also highlights the bold fabric choices.
For a list of the fabrics used in this quilt, check out our Fabric Friday post. This quilt measures at 42” x 56” – a perfect size for a toddler bed, picnic blanket, play mat or stadium quilt.
Even quilts that are easy to piece can be stunning and it’s good to have “no-brainer” projects to work on during the hectic times in your life. This quilt is also perfect for knocking out extra fabric stash! Luckily we have extra yardage of these fabrics – we will definitely use these in future projects!
Now on to our next projects. We are busy putting the finishing touches on our Razorbacks baby quilt and we have a cool new top in the works. Stay tuned!
Jenn and Linda
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