Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Twirls and Stripes {Finished Quilt}

It's time to show off my finished vintage inspired quilt and compare it to its inspiration!

My finished quilt:

The original quilt:

After finishing the quilt, I decided to see if I had any Hobbs batting in my Island Batik Ambassador box that would be the right size for my 40 x 48 baby quilt -- and I was in luck! As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics and Hobbs batting to use and share with you!

In my box, I had a crib size (45" x 60") cotton batting that fit the bill perfectly. I also got flannel for the backing, which I did have to piece but better pieced than too small, right?

For the quilting, I just did a simple bubbly meander in white thread, starting in the middle of the quilt and working out. I trimmed the batting and backing 1/2" beyond the edge of the quilt to prep it for binding.

I don't always manage to get a good photo that shows off the quilting as well as this one does! All of the straight lines in the quilt begged for some curvilicious quilting.

I cut yellow strips from a dotty batik print for my binding and decided that I wanted to sew the binding by hand to the back. And what luck! I had some perfectly colored yellow thread too!

This baby quilt hasn't been earmarked for anyone yet, but I doubt it will be waiting long for a little miss or little mister! This one seems to be a perfect gender-neutral quilt.

I'm also sure that I will make more baby quilts using this two-block quilt design! It's always good to have something quick and easy like this in the arsenal for baby quilts.

Quilt Stats:
Name: Twirls and Stripes
Pattern: self-designed, based on a vintage quilt
Size: 40" x 48"
Fabrics: Island Batik basics and blenders, flannel backing
Quilting: bubble meander in white thread
Started: February 2019
Finished: March 2019

Sharing at Wednesday Wait Loss, Needle and Thread Thursday, Brag about your Beauties, and What I Made Monday! Oh and this is also my Favorite March Finish!


  1. This turned out wonderful. I love seeing a new quilt from an old, inspiration quilt.

  2. That is a lovely gender neutral baby quilt!

  3. That's such a fun quilt, Alison! So bright and fun!

  4. This is such a bright and cheerful quilt. The colors you picked makes this pattern shine.

  5. Fantastic! It's nice to have a selection of finished quilts to pull from. This one would be perfect for any little boy or girl. :)

  6. That's a sweet quilt; lively colours and lots of movement in the design.

  7. Hi Alison! This is definitely funlicious! I love all the fun colors and fabrics, especially the dotty binding. I hope it finds a home soon as it's filled with love to give and share with someone. Enjoy your weekend. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. What a great modern version of this vintage quilt. I love how bright it is and that bubbly meander is just perfect.

  9. Very bright and sunny! Congrats on a fun finish.

  10. Such a happy quilt! Beautiful job. Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday.

  11. Lovely quilt, great story! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  12. This is a beautiful gender-neutral quilt to have on hand when a gifting opportunity presents itself. Well done!

  13. Very cute quilt! I really like how you updated the classic blocks!

  14. I love this little quilt & the colouring. I will keep it in mind for a quick & easy baby quilt, if that's OK? Thanks for sharing & take care.

  15. Really cute quilt. It truly is gender-neutral. It looks amazing.


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