Pink with a Splash of Orange Quilt




Hi, I am Quiltjane and I am happy to be back baking for the Bake Shop. Today I am presenting a very simple baby quilt using a combination of Bella solids, one Cape Ann charm pack and yardage of Cape Ann brushed cottons to create a subtle texture and cosy feel to the quilt.

The dictionary definition of 'Brushed cottons' is: "Cotton fabric that is brushed to remove all the excess lint and fibers from the fabric, leaving an ultra soft, smooth finish" The brushed cotton fabrics were beautiful to cut and sew, making the perfect combination for a cuddly quilt fit for a baby.

1 charm pack Cape Ann by Oliver + S
2 1/2 yards brushed cotton print 11186 12 B
1 1/2 yard pink striped brushed cotton print 11188 12 B
1/2 yard orange solid - Bella 9900- 162 Amelias Apricot
1 1/2 yard pink solid  - Bella 9900-145 Sisters Pink
54" x 54" batting


Cutting:

From the Charm Pack cut:
32 - 2 1/2" x 5" rectangles (2 per charm square ) - Piece E
32 - 1 1/2" x 5" rectangles ( 3 per charm square ) - Piece H
16 - 2" x 5" rectangles ( 2 per charm square ) - Piece K

From the pink solid cut:
11 - 1 1/2" strips WOF. Cut these into 32 - 1/2" x 12" pieces - Piece F
8 - 2" strips WOF. Cut these into 16 - 2" x 18" pieces - Piece B
5 strips -  2 1/4"x WOF for binding

From the pink stripe fabric cut:
13 strips WOF. Cut these into 64 - 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" pieces - Piece D
6 strips WOF. Cut these into 32 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces - Piece H

From the brushed cotton print cut:
7 strips WOF. Cut these into 32 - 2" x 7 1/2" pieces - Piece I
8 strips WOF. Cut these into 16 - 2" x 18" pieces - Piece C
The remaining 1 1/2 yards will be used for the backing with left over pieces from the other fabrics.

From the orange solid cut:
8 - 1 1/4" strips WOF. Cut these into 16 - 1 1/4" x 18" pieces - Piece A
2 - 2" strip WOF. Cut into 16 - 2" x 5" pieces - Piece J

Make 8 of each

Place Pieces G and H at right angles with right side together. Draw a 45 degree line.
Assembly:
N.B: All seams are pressed open.
For Block A and Block B

  • Sew a 1 1/2"x 5" charm (Piece H) to 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" pink stripe fabric (Piece G) using a 45 degree angle. Make 32.
Sew on line and trim back to 1/4" 
Fold back and press open seam

  • Sew a 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" pink stripe fabric (piece D) to each end of 2 1/2" x 5" charm piece using a 45 degree angle. Make 32.
Fold back and press open seam. Repeat for other end of piece E.
Place Pieces D and E at right angles with right side together. Draw a 45 degree line.
Sew on line and trim back to 1/4"


  • Join pieces A, B and C. Fold in half and press to find centre of each piece. Make 16.
  • Fold remaining strips and use centre line as reference point to join all strips.


  • Trim block to 12 1/2" square. Place the 45 degree line down the centre of the orange strip.

  • Layout the blocks.

  • Sew together to make rows.
  • Sew rows together.

  • Make your backing using the remaining brushed cotton fabric and left over fabrics.

  • Layer quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired and bind.




Finished Quilt size: 48 1/2" x 48 1/2"
Finished block size: 12" x 12"



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I hope you enjoyed this project. If you make this quilt or any of my other MBS projects, I would love to see them posted on my Flickr group at Want it Need it Quilt.

Happy quilting!


Jane Shallala Davidson
{http://www.quiltjane.blogspot.com}

5 comments:

Dawn Hendrix said...

LOVE this.... Thanks for sharing!

Darline from New Brunswick Canada said...

Amazing - a definate winner!! Can't wait to make this one.

Andrea said...

I love the pink and orange combo..reminds me of sherbet colours!

Jan in VA said...

This looks so 1930s, love it!

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