Monday, June 01, 2009

Broken Lines

I haven't had much time to sew lately but I really wanted to make some sort of quilt for my friends Sarah and Olivier's baby shower. They are the couple that I made these table runners for last year. Now they are expecting their first baby, a boy.

This quilt was designed to be completed in the limited time I had available this week. It's super simple but my taste usually tends toward simple anyway.

I love the way this turned out. The colors are so pretty. As I'm writing this I kind of want to make a plus sized version for myself.

Two keys to getting this done in time:
1. The size of the quilting (bigger spacing than I would normally do).

2. The size of the quilt. I used the "craft size" batting, 36" x 44" I think. The last baby quilt I made was much bigger. Bigger is nice but in the end it seemed like overkill for a baby. This small size is much more conducive to blankie-fication which I would love to see happen with something I've made.

Sarah and Olivier picked out the backing fabric for the table runners for their wedding but it didn't come in time for me to use it. I'm glad I was able to put it to good use.

And of course, one must make a matching card from the scraps.

PS I've been wanting to attempt actual pattern writing, not just the half-assed variety I am wont to do. I thought I would start with some sort of free pdf and see what kind of interest is out there. Would you like to make this quilt? Drop me a note or a comment if so. I think this one would be a good start. Thanks!

24 comments:

  1. I would love to see this! What a great baby blankie! Although I think I am with you and would love it for me!

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  2. You have a lot of talent. I would love to see a tutorial or pattern for this quilt.

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  3. Yes, I'd love a pattern for that quilt. Well done ... I think it's a great size for a baby.

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  4. a great design. since the horizontals look continuous, it could be neat to use a contrasting color for alternating horizontal pieces as a plaid or basket-weave variant of the pattern.

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  5. I totally dig the clean modern lines on this one, and the colors are really non-baby-quilt which is also a big bonus. Also, you use the word "wont" and used it correctly and that just thrills the heck out of me. Nice work on all fronts.

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  6. This looks like it would be a great beginner pattern, as I am just beginning to piece and quilt.

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  7. I'd be interested in seeing a pattern, as it saves so much time having the actual measurements instead of having to puzzle it out, (Maths being hideously awful and all... that's what i tell my English students anyway).

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  8. I would also like a pattern for this quilt. I love it! Very modern.

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  9. that is one sweet modern quilt, liz. i love the way all of your designs are so simple and yet different than other stuff that's out there. this one goes in my "to-be-mimicked" pile. thanks!

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  10. This is wonderful!!! I would love a tutorial, I'm pretty done with big quilts for now but need to make some baby quilts. I'm sick of disappearing 9-patches, lol.

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  11. Let me add my "Hear! Hear!" to all the above comments. I love your simple modern designs and would love to see a tutorial or pattern for this.

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  12. That would be grand.

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  13. I would love to make this quilt, and I have the perfect little bun-in-the-oven in mind for it!

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  14. Love this quilt! I've been a follower but this is my first time commenting. I am so excited to be taking my first quilting class this week. i can't wait to catch the bug. i have so many fabrics in mind to use, i don't know where to start! Love your blog and this modern, cool quilt!

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  15. i love this quilt and would welcome a tutorial! also, the card is too too too cute.

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  16. Hi! I love the simplicity of this quilt. Please make a tut for this for all of us! I look forward to it!

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  17. oh, i love how fn and simple and modern this quilt is! i would love to see a tute, it looks like soemthing a begginer quilter like myself could do!

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  18. I Love it, please do a pattern. O
    I wish I was so gifted. :)
    Karen T

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  19. Anonymous6:25 AM

    I think you are a genius! I love how your quilts are simple but so creative. I'd love to see tutorials available.

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  20. What a lovely and simple and I presume FAST little little project! I love it!

    Please do up a tutorial for us. We all would really appreciate it!

    Alia in sunny, very sunny and hot Muscat, Oman

    www.coffeebeansdailies.blogspot.com

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  21. I love your choice of fabrics! the qulit came out lovely. i would love to see a pattern for this. all i can muster right now are super simple and easy quilts! thanks fro sharing!

    www.r2girls.com/blog

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  22. i'd love instructions for this quilt

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  23. I love you idea. Count me in. Your quilts are really amazing. I love the simply disigns and the colors. Can't wait to see the PDF's.
    Sandy

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  24. great quilt! I think I will borrow your idea for the cards. How clever!
    do publish the tutorial!
    cecilia form Uruguay

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