You will love to piece together this baby quilt because of its simplicity. The different sized rows offset some of the seams so you only have to worry about matching up a few of them! The pattern uses a tube piecing method, and with the large block size it is a great quilt to help you learn this method. I love quilts that utilize solids, especially when mixed with just the right amount of patterned fabric.
Orange is a color I don't use often enough. I tend to stick to bright reds and blues, or sometimes teal. Using a larger variety of color is something I need to work on. I have made several blue and white quilts, and a few teal quilts, but I have yet to try a quilt featuring a deep, dark green. It feels like with every quilt I create, ideas for at least 3 more quilts pop into my head!
The floral fabric in this quilt is the same as the border fabric in my Cutie Pie Quilt. With the different shades of yellow and orange, I attempted to create an ombre effect.
Having a good white background to color fabric ratio is important in many quilt designs, and this easy to piece pattern achieves that balance.
I used a corn silk colored flannel for the backing. For the binding, I used an ivory solid and machine stitched it down with pale gold thread. The tutorial for the dogwood quilting can be found here.
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What simple quilts have you made? How much or how little color did you include in them? Please post in the comments, I love to hear about your sewing experiences!
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