Saturday, March 3, 2018

Bars 2 Quilted

This quilt went together very quickly because many of the strips sets were already made (leftover from the Bars quilt top.) Quilting roughly parallel lines with a walking foot is a perfect utilitarian finish that only takes a couple of hours on a small quilt.

Bars 2 baby quilt in pastel solid fabrics
Although the quilt was small enough to fit on WOF, I used two pink fabrics to get enough length for the back. Most of the chevron was the back for this t-shirt quilt. Only a few narrow lengths remain.

The binding is a remnant of the pink and green stripe originally used in the ribbon border of my Strippy Nine Patch. What a lucky find. It segues nicely between the solid front and printed back. I also used it on the recent Spiderweb quilt... and there's still a bit more. Perhaps enough to go around another quilt or two. Into the binding bin it goes.

Back, binding, and quilting on Bars baby quilt
Again I quilted simple unmarked parallel lines like Fifth Chinese Coins but these run across the Coins/Bars and are about an inch apart. It should keep the seams from pulling and still keep the quilt flexible and soft for a baby.

Previous posts:
  1. Designing Bars 2.
  2. Bars 1 workshop.
  3. Sewing Bars 1 top.

Quilt Details
Size: 38" x 38"
Design: Chinese Coin
Batting: Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon 100% cotton
Thread: pink Metler cotton 50/3 sewing weight
Quilting: Straight lines with walking foot


Enjoy the day, Ann

18 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Julie. These were some of the leftovers; I think they came out very well.

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  2. I love this. The colors sing.

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    1. Thanks, Judy. I think the greens blend with all the other colors for a spring-like effect.

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  3. I like the cohesive look of incorporating different values & tones of green into most of your alternating bars. It is sure to bring warmth & comfort to one lucky baby!

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    1. How kind of you, Mel. Those greens add some cohesion to the quilt, don't they?

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  4. Very pretty and the binding is just right. I like quilts that are still soft and flexible after they're quilted: much cosier.

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    1. Thanks, Kaja. I'm enjoying using up the leftovers and finding baby quilts are the perfect size to "finish them off." Plus it pleases me that they will be well used.

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  5. Wow! It looks so great! You’re doing a good job using up leftovers.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I'm trying hard to use it all up. So leftovers, please.

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  6. That stripy binding just makes this quilt!! It's going to be well loved.

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    1. Thank you. I always find it tricky to segue from solids to prints. This binding seemed like a good choice.

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  7. The quilt turned out lovely! What a great way to use up the leftover bits and make something useful.

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    1. Thanks, Patty. My feelings exactly: useful, pretty, and using the leftovers.

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  8. Love this one Ann - such a happy quilt for a baby - and nice, simple quilting.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. I hope the baby enjoys the quilt; it's simple enough that they should be encouraged to use it daily.

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  9. Oh yes this has turned out really great! The quilting finihes it off beautifully!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I'm fast becoming a fan of simple quilting like these parallel lines.

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