Thursday, October 29, 2015

Brass ring baby quilt: A finish!

Yay, I have a new quilt to show, and I love it! Meet the Brass Ring baby quilt!
The pattern was based on the Brass Ring pillow from Sew Organized for the Busy Girl (I can't get enough of that book!), just upsized for a baby quilt, as Heidi suggests in the book. Using quarter-yard prints I had in my stash, I started with 9" squares and got to work making lots of HSTs, combining the orange, green, and teal prints with all kinds of low volume prints.
The fun color scheme for the front was pulled from the sweet animal fabric that I used for the backing. The backing is an old Zoe Pearn print that I bought when B was still a baby, and I've been waiting for the right opportunity to use it ever since. It's just so sweet.
For the binding, I found this Ann Kelle dot in my stash, which perfectly matched the colors in the quilt, and then pulled in an orange chevron to stretch the backing up to size. I machine stitched the binding and added one of my labels, as usual.
It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I quilted it using white thread, essentially outlining and echoing the middle octagon shape. I love using simple quilting that emphasizes the design, and I think this one worked out really well.
The quilt was shipped to its new owner earlier in the week, and I sure hope she loves it!


  1. Beautiful quilt for a very lucky baby.

  2. This quilt is great for a baby. I haven't checked out that book yet, now I really want to try it.


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