Saturday, March 16, 2013

Birdie Ruffle Crush Quilt

I have a new baby niece and I finished up her baby quilt a few weeks ago. I finally got it labeled and sent off to her, and now I can share it here.

birdie ruffle crush quilt 
I used my Ruffle Crush quilt pattern to make this quilt. My sister-in-law chose most of the fabrics--I pulled the small squares from my stash and from the leftovers from her other daughter's quilt. There's even a piece of the striped fabric from her son's quilt in this one, too. The binding is Kona pomegranate.

The back is just one fabric this time. 
ruffle quilt back 
I sewed the ruffles on this quilt with my ruffler foot and it was challenging to keep the non-ruffled segments of the quilt straight and square that way. It turned out ok, but I think when I make this quilt again I will do the gathers by hand, in order to have a quilt with all right angles.

birdie quilting detail
I did echo quilting around the birds in this section.

birdie quilting detail 2
And figure-8 loops in the pieced strips and swirls in the orange dots.

You can find the Ruffle Crush Quilt pattern in my Craftsy shop. If you make one, I'd love to see it.



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4 comments:

Megan said...

Those ruffles are such a great addition - they add some nice texture to the quilt!

Cheerful Homemaker said...

I've never seen quilts with ruffles like this. I like it!

sewkatiedid said...

Super cute addition with the ruffles!

Elizabeth said...

I love your ruffle crush pattern! This quilt is SO cute! I love all the bright, pretty colors and your quilting is beautiful! What first caught my eye was the pretty echo/waves around the birds, but I love the swirls in the orange dots and the figure-8's too! What a sweet gift!

xo -E