Thursday, April 10, 2014

Strings and Robots baby quilt

A fun small finish to show this week!  This quilt was made from the leftovers bits of strings from the Sidewalk Puddles quilt.  I shared a WIP shot of this quilt when it was a top and I hadn't added the red yet. I decided to tear it apart and added the 1/4" red strips and I am sooo glad, because I LOVE it!

The quilt measures 31"x36" and uses the same aqua string scraps and Moda grey as the Sidewalk Puddles quilt.  I'm not sure of the name of the red solid I used, but I adore the modern look it gives this little quilt.

I quilted a stipple in the string sections, stitch in the ditch, and a ribbon candy wave in a couple of the grey areas.

The little red lines are just a quarter inch wide, but add a major punch.

The backing is this fun robot fleece I got on sale ages ago that's been waiting for just the right quilt. I used batting AND fleece, so the quilt is extra soft and cuddly.  It's machine bound with the same red solid used in the top.

I haven't ever used fleece as a quilt backing before (at least that  I can remember) so I was afraid quilting it too densely would make the back not as soft. Turns out I didn't need to worry, the backing stayed nice and fluffy.

Label in place and all ready for a little one to love.  This quilt is listed in my Etsy shop.

Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. That's lovely Kat and you're right the red does really add to it.
    Wilson is looking lovely in the new pic at the top.

  2. What a cool way to use up leftovers - it looks awesome! Well done!

  3. Gosh, this wonderful, both sides! I've used fleece on the back of a few quilts, and boy, do the kids ever love snuggling with them!

  4. Very nice. I love the quilting, especially the ribbon. Good to know that the fleece worked out well. Am impressed that you managed to use up scraps. I really need to work on that!

  5. Wow. In your WIP post, the background looked brown, now it looks dark grey(?) The red really adds to it. Great work.