Monday, June 27, 2016

Quilt It Modern

Hi all and welcome to my stop on the Quilt It Modern blog tour with Riley Blake Designs.  The tour is just getting started, and we have almost two full weeks of fun projects ahead!

I had the chance to choose any of the gorgeous Riley Blake solids - called Confetti Cottons - that I wanted to work with and it took me awhile to choose a color palette.  It really was tough to narrow it down!  I finally decided on these lovelies:

Confetti Cottons from Riley Blake Designs

(L to R: Peacock, Grass, Daffodil, Aqua, Clover, Sunshine, Melon)

These calm, refreshing colors just remind me of the beach - sand, surf and sun!  I paired them with my favorite Swiss Dots in gray and created this Raindrop baby quilt (47" x 47").


Raindrop baby quilt

I recently bought this set of Drunkard's Path rulers from Bloc Loc and I was itching to use them.  The set comes with three rulers - two to cut out the pieces, and one to square up the block.  My set is the 6" set - you can see all sizes available here.

Bloc Loc Drunkard's Path rulers

I love that I can use my regular size rotary cutter to cut all of the pieces -- nice and quick!

Bloc Loc Drunkard's Path rulers

I was able to make two raindrop blocks from 1/4 yard of each color.  

Bloc Loc Drunkard's Path rulers

To sew the curved pieces I used this technique:


In the video above I used a different template to cut my pieces, but the stitching technique is the same!  


Once that curved seam was sewn, I used this ruler to trim it.  Pretty slick.  It sure made piecing my quilt so much nicer!

Bloc Loc Drunkard's Path rulers

For each raindrop block I made three curved pieces, and one "point" piece.  When the block is sewn together it measures 12.5" square.  



With a total of 16 raindrop blocks, you'll have enough for a baby quilt!


Raindrop baby quilt

I quilted this one with some organic straight line quilting that's about 1/2" apart.  I love the texture of the finished quilt!

Raindrop baby quilt


You can see all of the Riley Blake Confetti Cottons here, and follow along with the rest of the Quilt It Modern blog tour.  You can also follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #modernquilttour.  It will be fun to see what pretty colors the other bloggers have chosen to work with!  And I'll be back tomorrow with an update on how my Little Ruby Sew Along project is coming.  



Monday June 27:  A Bright Corner (here!) / Salty Oat
Tuesday June 28:  Trillium Design  / Allison Sews
Wednesday June 29: A Quilter's Table / Bonjour Quilts
Friday July 1: Samelia's Mum / Sassafras Lane

Tuesday July 5:  Quilt Matters / During Quiet Time
Wednesday July 6:  Sometimes Crafter / Modern Handcraft


Confetti Cottons from Riley Blake Designs



13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! And thanks for the video. I'm very visual, that made it crystal clear. I'm going to try a curved piece quilt next, using the quick curve ruler. Only 1 quilt ahead of it on my summer list.

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  2. Beautiful color choices. Love your quilt and raindrop pattern with these solids.

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  3. What a beautiful color palette and the quilt is wonderful! I had no idea Bloc Loc had Drunkards Path rulers! Yikes...I have got to check them out!

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  4. Very sweet! Love the mix of colors you used.

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  5. Great colour choices, Andy, and the pattern is suitable for boys or girls with a bit of colour tweaking. I'm thinking it would be fun to put your raindrops on point...although they look so cute this way and there's no tricky setting triangles, so why bother!

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  6. I love the drunkard path ! I have never been brave enough to make one but i did buy the template so I will get my brave on and try some more curved piecing very soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Oh my! Your palette is gorgeous! Sweet little baby quilt!

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  8. I'm not a big fan of Drunkard's Path, but your raindrop design is gorgeous! Someday there may be a grandchild in my life :) , and I'm marking this as the baby quilt I'm most in love with. Thanks so much for tutorial, Andy!

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  9. What a beautiful quilt. The colors are gorgeous. It's adorable.

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