Thursday, July 19, 2012
firefly quilt + tutorial.
happy thursday! ever needed to make a baby quilt in a weekend? maybe your tight on time, but want to make a fun modern quilt? or are you looking for a great beginner project for you or a friend? today i'm excited to share my most recent finish and a free PDF tutorial so you can make one of your own. this quilt top can easily be finished in an afternoon and only uses 2 yards of solid fabric (1 yard each!). finishing up at 40" x 50", it's a great size for a crib quilt or play mat. enjoy!
the inspiration for this quilt actually came from a polo worn by a golfer at the country club where i work. inspiration truly is everywhere! i was drawn to the simple, horizontal+linear lines and am happy with how it translated into a quilt. the machine quilting is simple (just the way i like!) and follows the horizontal design. i choose to straight line quilt 1/4" apart on the white (background fabric) and 1/2" apart on the lime green (main fabric) using Aurifil 50wt in white (my "go-to" thread!). that makes for some great texture!
ready to make one of your own? here's the Firefly tutorial+pdf. fabric requirements, cutting instructions, color diagrams, it's all there!
if you make a quilt using this tutorial, or use any of my tutorials, please share it in the Canoe Ridge Creations flickr group. i love seeing your creations!