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:
(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").
I love that I can use my regular size rotary cutter to cut all of the pieces -- nice and quick!
I was able to make two raindrop blocks from 1/4 yard of each color.
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!
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!
I quilted this one with some organic straight line quilting that's about 1/2" apart. I love the texture of the finished 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.