New Baby = New Quilt

Well just recently I welcomed a new nephew into the family. It’s been a while since I got to have some snuggles with a baby!

Anyhow obviously this new baby needed a quilt. I decided to make a slightly different version to the Rainbow Steps quilt I made a while ago for Make Modern.

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I chose blue, lime and grey Kona. Instead of one diagonal set of steps through the middle I added two more in each corner.

Baby Quilt The Crafty Nomad

After I’d made the quilt top I found out that the theme for the nursery was Under the Sea. I figured the colours worked so thought I’d make the quilting a bit more in line with the theme.

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I added fish swimming up the centre channel. I was kind of thinking of Finding Nemo at this point lol! But then remembered The Rainbow Fish story and as I had rainbow thread, I made one of the fish a rainbow one! I used Sulky Variegated thread in Rayon 40 wt (colour 2132) for the fish. For the rainbow fish I used Sulky Sliver Metallic in a rainbow colourway (colour 8020).

Baby Quilt The Crafty Nomad

Then added some seaweed to the lime triangles.

Baby Quilt The Crafty Nomad

The remainder was straight line echo quilting.

Rainbow Steps Quilt for Make Modern

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Just thought I’d share one of my recent makes with you. I made this quilt for Issue 27 of Make Modern Magazine.

Make Modern is a digital magazine focusing on modern quilting projects. It’s always jam packed full of colourful quilter’s eye candy, great articles, interviews and of course the hilarious column by Molli Sparkles which is sure to make you smile!

The magazine is issued every other month. It’s really good value, at only AUS$8 per issue (about £4.35) or 12 month subscription (6 issues) AUS$40 (about £22) or a 6 month subscription (6 issues) for AUS$21 (about £11.50)

My quilt is made of neutral solids with pops of rainbow colour in two tones. It’s a really quick make, perfect when you need to make a new baby quilt in a hurry!

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If you want to subscribe to this fabulous magazine then click here.

If you just want to buy this single issue to try it out and make my pattern, then click here.

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