Birds and Berries Crib Quilt

Birds and Berries Crib Quilt

This is a simple quilt I created with a “Birds and Berries” jellyroll from Lauren & Jessi Jung. I started by creating 9-patch blocks and surrounding them with white. I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with this. I had a charm pack of white so I decided to encompass them with jellyroll strips. In order to make the blocks the same size, I cut the interior strips to 1 & 1/2″ and left the outer strips 2.5″. Without borders it measures 40.5″ wide by 51″ long, I debating on what to do about a border, either alternating jellyroll strips with white. Maybe I should add a thin white border then a scrap border — what would you do? (Click image for larger view.)

This quilt is for my girlfriend who’s due in December, no one knows if she’s having a boy or girl…

Lonestar Crazy

I started my day free motion quilting but by 10:00 a.m., I was slicing up more Vintage Modern jellyroll strips to make another lonestar block. This is not a quick block to make but very satisfying, I find the process oddly addictive.

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When I chose the fabrics, this is how I envisioned it though I did experiment with the circular fabric in the centre.

One little mishap that is happening less frequently the more I make this block is this little offset, it drives me a little nuts, especially if it’s 1/4″ or more.

So back to free motion quilting, something I haven’t done in a long while! It was fun to get back into it and although rusty and jerky, I had fun and am ready for more.

Have a great weekend!