Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Robot Pals

Ready for simple practice quilt number 3?  I promise I have something a little more complicated and visually stimulating in the works. Coming soon.

But in the meantime, here's the third of my novice Innovian practice quilts.
I've had these fabrics stashed for a long long time, thinking that one day I would make a cute baby boy quilt from them. And then I did.

I tried a new quilting design from the talented Tracey Russell. It looks like an alien hand with a swirl popped into the middle of it.  I was amazed how quickly this all over design covered the quilt. So fun! And the little bit of shine on the Magnifico Thread really makes it pop, even with a matching color.

The center section was a checkerboard print and I had planned on doing some some of square quilting design. But then another Tracey Russell video (Whirls N Swirls on FB) caught my fancy and I decided to try it out. The great thing about quilting on fabric with printed lines is that you don't have to mark anything to get evenly spaced designs. It's amazing how the quilting design can so drastically alter the look of fabric. You almost can't tell this is a checkerboard anymore.

The back is pieced, which is fun. My Bottom Line bobbin thread was a yellow, which disappears into the yellow multi but really shows up nicely on that red brick.

Quilt facts: finished at 41" by 35". Yellow fabric is Moda Silly Safari, Red brick is RJR Salina Yoon Trains. No info on the Robots or the blue checkerboard.  'Robot Pals' will be gifted to my oldest nephew and his wife, who are expecting a baby boy this summer.


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