Quick sew quilt top – Bluebird Park

Sometimes you just get the urge to sew something quick. Something that is easy pieced, lots of straight seams and not too small and fiddly. Maybe you’re on a tight deadline for a gift, maybe you are a bit burned out from too much intricate piecing. Whatever it is, I have the cure for you!

 

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This gorgeous pattern, Fox River from Beyond Neutral by John Q. Adams. I do love this book. It’s fresh, not too complicated, and John loves letting the prints do the talking instead of the piecing.

I combined this simple square pattern with a stack of Bluebird Park layer cake pieces that I showcased in my Stash Review. Added in some extra fabric from Autumn Woods, mixed in a neutral greige. Stir lightly and within a couple of days this….

 

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becomes THIS!

 

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Oh, the hedgehogs and the bunnies! So cute!!

 

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While I was putting this beautiful quilt top together, I was contemplating it’s future life. I have the perfect person to give it to, now I can’t wait to get it quilted!

 

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I did find this awesome vintage sheet for the backing, however when going through my stash, I found an even better match. I can’t wait to share the finished quilt!

 

What’s your quilt gifting process? I haven’t given many away, I’d love some ideas on washing instructions, parcelling, and even how you choose who gets a particular quilt?

Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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12 Responses

  1. Melissa (minniecat)

    Oh Cassie this is gorgeous!! I’ve only ever kept one quilt that I made which was my first one that I made. I signed up for a quilt class for some mental health . We made a sampler quilt with a large appliqué center. I made the top over a winter and then my husband had it quilted for me as my anniversary gift.

  2. Clair

    It looks fabulous…I love a quick quilt when a clever twist. This really lets the fabric do the work.

  3. agnes

    It’s beautiful! I love how it looks through the light – almost like pojagi. I haven’t gifted many quilts to non-immediate family (just 4 so far) but when I do I try to make a label either embroidered or written with a micron pen and then I roll it up and wrap it in a ribbon. I haven’t yet pre-washed one! Coming up with a plan is the hardest for me because I try to match the style and color to the recipient (or parents of the recipient if a baby quilt). Maybe that’s thinking too much because I’m making them prospectively and not giving retrospectively.

    • Cassandra

      I think its wonderful that you put so much thought into the recipient. It makes a quilt more likely to be treasured if it’s in their style and not just the makers taste.

  4. Fiona

    It looks absolutely gorgeous! So glad you have your sewjo back.

  5. Kate

    I love this quilt, and wanted to know if you could tell me how much of the Bluebird Park fabric you need to do it. Thanks!!

    • Cassandra

      Thankyou so much Kate! I can’t give an exact figure as I used a mixture of a partial layer cake and some 25cm x WOF strips from two different sources. According to the book you require 16 assorted print fat quarters. If you want to make it the size recommended, which is about 8 blocks by 8 blocks, you would need 64 layer cake squares or 1 layer cake and some assorted yardage. Of course, you could make less blocks if you wanted 🙂 Hope this helps!

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