Baby quilts: Railfence 1 and 2

18 10 2015

I wanted to try a simple railfence quilt pattern and wanted to use up some pale pink flannel/fleece fabric, so raided my stash for some fabrics to go with it. The end result was these two crib/cot/baby quilts/play mats.

Both are a 2-layer sandwich — the quilt top and the backing, with no batting in between (the flannel/fleece is plenty thick enough).

For one, I quilted it with an ‘open headband’ motif, and for the other I stitched alternate blocks in opposite directions with a long droplet motif.

Both have now been donated to the McGrath Foundation (breast cancer).

Quilt 1




Quilt 2




Community Quilt 231

18 10 2015

How to quilt this dramatic red and white quilt?

I agonised over how I would quilt it as I stitched in the ditch around ALL the blocks, eventually settling on doing a wonky star in red thread on the white crosses, and some very dense quilting on the ‘backgrounds’ to the red stars, thus creating a puffy square effect. I used my Line Tamer ruler for all the straight lines, except the dense quilting.

I thought about doing a white wonky star motif in the red squares, but decided against it as I quite liked the puffiness of those squares against the rest of the quilt.

I stitched straight ‘piano key’ lines in the tartan border, following the pattern in the fabric.

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Threads used:

  • Top:¬†Fil-Tec Glide ‘Cardinal’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 700001)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (red)