Sunday, February 26, 2012

Modern Quarters Baby Quilt

This project started out with great intentions of being a Modern Halves Quilt, however, my meager selection of scraps, particularly of the longer variety, soon put a halt to that idea. I stopped with 4 blocks finished, then it sat.

Eventually I decided to slice the 4 blocks into quarters and reassemble them. I began to like it more and more. Add in some neutral borders to create an off-set block design, a bright orange backing & binding, some heavy straight line quilting, and we'll call it done! It measures in at about 27"x27", a pretty small baby quilt!

I wanted to accentuate the on-point diamond shape in the center, so that's where I started with the quilting lines, 1/2" apart. Then I moved on to the four corners of the main center square, also with lines quilted 1/2" apart, and finally a few wider-spaced lines in the borders.

And finally, a close-up of the quilting and backing fabric. I really love how the back looks! This quilt, along with the Kaleidoscope quilt that I finished a few weeks ago, will be going to our local hospital foundation.



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21 comments:

Debbie said...

How cool!! I love that you offset the blocks - just makes it! Fantastic quilting too! ;-)

iluvmybugs said...

Love it and your quilting is perfect for this!!! TFS
~Terry~

Holly said...

I'm sure someone will be thrilled to receive your quilt as a donation! I love how the quilting shows up on the back.

Collette said...

love it and the quilting too x

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Love it!! The effect is brilliant and the off setting is pure genius. The backing is fab too. What a wonderful donation!

Katie B. said...

Awesome! The quilting really is fantastic.

randi--i have to say said...

what a fun and unique quilt! i love the bright colors and great quilting!

Jenelle said...

The quilting is awesome! I like how you balanced the color in the string blocks too. What a beautiful finish. :)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Love it Heather! I really like how you placed your blocks off center and the quilting ties it all together beautifully!

KD-Quilts said...

This is an amazing quilt! I love everything about it!! Beautiful work.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful Heather! What a great finish!

Claire Jain said...

Wow! Your quilting is spectacular! I so enjoy it :-) Thanks for sharing! You should post it to this flickr page.

Kirsten N said...

This is so lovely Heather - I really like how you have quilted it!

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

Wow, that is very cool!! I love that you took the block and cut it up into something that turned out really great.

Nicole said...

Love the quilting on this, Heather! Nice finish!

Alisa said...

It's beautiful! Love the quilting.

Poppyprint said...

Fantastic! I love how you bordered it. Such happy news that the hospital foundation can receive your generous gifts.

QuiltNut Creations said...

so very, very fabulous!! love it.

Heidi Staples said...

This is just fabulous. Really nice job!

viridian said...

It looks great, adn I like the back too.

Toni said...

Looks great, Heather! And your quilting is perfect!