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!
that's a great idea for a quick baby gift!!!! fabulous job!ReplyDelete
Amazing! This is gorgeous Megan!!ReplyDelete
so beautiful meagan! I love it, the colors are great.ReplyDelete
Great job! Thank you, MeaganReplyDelete
Oh I really love that! Do you think it would look nice in grey and green or would that be too muddy? Those are my favorite colors. I am too messy for white! :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful quilt and a very straightforward tutorial, thank you! Added to my "go to" list!ReplyDelete
I just love it and did need an idea, thanks for sharing..ReplyDelete
I will let you know if I do make one, but not likely until next year. Too many things happening here at the holidays, 4 boys and they all have families and birthdays start Oct until Feb. Plus a new grandson, and Christmas.. whew, I am tired already.Delete
Never underestimate the beauty of a simple quilt!ReplyDelete
LOVE this Megan! Simplicity can be so soothing.ReplyDelete
Wow what a simple pattern yet and effective look when teamed with the quilting =DReplyDelete
Really love this - and your quilting makes it more beautiful!ReplyDelete
It is lovely and love the color. Thanks you for the PDF.
Have a great day.
That is a great idea! I like the horizontal bands. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.ReplyDelete
Great looking quilt! I'm not a "green" person, but love the way this quilt looks. Gorgeous! And great idea getting inspiration from a polo shirt :)ReplyDelete
So simple and yet so beautiful. I love your quilting too, it fits the pattern perfectly.ReplyDelete
This is a beauty!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful, Megan. Love the color. I have an ad for a pillow like this pinned to my bulletin board... someday!ReplyDelete
I completely and utterly love the simplicity of this quilt!ReplyDelete
Great quilt, and a quick one too! Thanks bunches for posting the pattern, think I will run out and grab a couple solids soon!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for this tutorial! Now I just need to select my color combo :)ReplyDelete