Friday, August 21, 2015

medallion baby quilt

It has been a busy month and I finally have a finish to share with you.  

This is the Medallion Baby quilt from Angela Pingel's book A Quilter's Mixology.  

I ordered this book when it was first released over a year ago.  It is full of beautiful quilts that use the drunkard's path block in new and exciting ways.  Angela introduces each quilt quite creatively making it a fun read as well as informative.
Each of these fabrics are from the new Curiosities line by Jeni Baker.  How cute are those bunnies?  


I trace and cut my templates the old fashioned way! 

I kept the curvy theme going and quilted this with swirls all over.  There is not one perfect swirl in there but together they work!  I used Quilter's Dream Cotton select loft batting.  Perfect for summer.

The back is also from the Curiosities line with an extra row of bunnies for width. 

I used those sweet bunnies on the binding,too.  I cut them on the bias so they wouldn't look so lined up.  I'm really happy with that decision.

I'm not sure if there is an "official" way to use directional prints here but I decided not to worry about it.  I didn't want a "one way" quilt so I simply made each quadrant read the same way.  So the bottom left is right side up - no matter how you look at it.  It works for my brain!

Hope you are enjoying your summer.  Have a great weekend!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.

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    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for stopping by.

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  2. awesome! I'm going to have get brave and attempt some curves!

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    1. Thanks Marie. I learned from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts to make the blocks oversized first, then trim them down to the size you need. It works beautifully and I'm loving everything curved now. Go for it!

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  3. Great use of the bunnies! I love your quilt, it looks really good - that is a design I've admired each time I see it.

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    1. Thanks. The design goes together quickly, too!

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  4. Love this so much, great pattern. The curiosities fabric is so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Judy. It's by Art Gallery Fabrics so super soft AND pretty!

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  5. Congrats on a beautiful finish! Love the Drunkard's Path and this layout is so pretty. Great choice for the binding. Cutting on the bias was a clever idea. And the backing is as lovely as the front!

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    1. Thanks Lorna. I first cut the binding with the grain but it wasn't exactly straight and there were just too many bunny butts! I went back for a little more fabric and cut on the bias. So worth it! I love how they look like they're hopping around and around the edges.

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