I was thumbing through Sunday Morning Quilts one day at a local shop and I saw the Up, Up, and Away quilt. I had the idea to recreate a wonky version of this quilt using charms. This is what I came up with:
The background yellow fabric is a 100% cotton woven fabric that I found at Jo Ann’s. It’s so soft, and washes up even softer – perfect for a baby quilt! The prints are all from Promenade
by Riley Blake.
I quilted a zig zag pattern using the pieced triangles as a rough guide. I kept the quilting a bit wonky to flow with the piecing style.
I used two charm packs for this quilt. I used several of the prints more than once in the quilt top, because they were my favorites. All of the left over charms went on the back, along with a sprinkling of some yellow squares. I even threw in some squares that I had left over from the quilt top. Some yellow fabric above and below the piecing brought the backing up to size!
For the binding I chose a floral print from the Promenade
line. I just love the pale lilac background in that print! (Note to self: snag some from the LQS
soon!) On the back I included one of my labels.
I recently sent this quilt off to a college friend for her new baby girl. She didn’t find out the sex of the baby before birth, but I started this quilt with her in mind because I had a feeling she would have a girl! I hope baby Grace is getting lots of use out of it!
Size: Approximately 40″ square, I think (oops, I forgot to measure it before I sent it off!)
by Riley Blake and yellow woven from Jo Ann’s
100% cotton batting
Wonky Zig Zag quilting