One Quilt Leads to Another

25 05 2016

IMG_20160514_084032_899Remember this quilt? It’s my “Stair Step” baby quilt made with strip-pieced “Rail Fence” units. This is my Fat Quarter Challenge project for May. You can read the blog post about it by clicking here.

I had some leftovers from the project and promised to show you the quilt made from them. Ta da! I sewed “Four Patches” from the leftover strip-pieced units and then framed them with 2 1/2″ strips. In order to make nine 8″ blocks, I added a pink and white polka dot fabric. The sashing is also cut at 2 1/2,” and cornerstones of various fabrics used more of the remaining FQ scraps. A 4″ wide mottled hot pink border (gifted from my friend Deb) completes the project. The finished quilt measures 40″ square, the perfect size for a baby girl.


The quilt backing is a soft, white flannel with multi-colored polka dots. Using light yellow thread, I meandered with loops and double loops, softening the straight lines of the “Framed Four Patch” blocks. True confession: I don’t always wash my fabric prior to sewing, but I do wash flannel. Flannel is more loosely woven than quilting cotton and therefore shrinks more when washed.

Note:  This design is similar to “Pandora’s Box” found in the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. You can see many examples of the quilt by typing “Images of Pandora’s Box quilt” in your browser.




One response

30 05 2016

As always, enjoy seeing all the quilts you come up with.

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