Mar 17

Nature Path Quilts (55 and 56)

I finished two baby boy quilts.  And I even used floral fabrics!

 

These quilts were very easy to make.  I cut 3.5 x 5.5 inch blocks and 3.5 x 2 inch blocks from a few (somewhat) neutral solid fabrics, and I cut 3.5 x 3.5 and 2 x 5.5 inch blocks from a variety of patterned fabrics.  In my case, I used fabrics that remind me of nature (florals, leaves, swirls, damask).

 

 

 

 

After sewing them into this design, I knew right away that I wanted to do straight line quilting.

 

I think the straight line quilting adds to the masculinity of this quilt.

 

And, of course, I had to do the gray binding.

 

I named these quilts “Nature Path” because of the organic-looking fabric organized with neutrals in a pattern that resembles pavers on a pathway.    I wish I could be on a cute path in the woods right now!

 

I chose a Michael Miller fabric (I believe it is called “Esther”) for the backing of both quilts.

 

Michael Miller Ester fabric used as a quilt backing

 

I think I have discovered that I love a backing that pops.

 

scrappy boy quilt front and back

These quilts were 41 inches x 40 inches before washing, 38 inches x 39 inches after.

Oh, and another fun thing.  “Ugly Fabric, Awesome Quilt” reared it’s ugly head at a church activity, as the backdrop of a pioneer display.  I love that quilt. 🙂

 

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  1. Love the blend of fabrics in Nature Path!