Bright and basic!

This afternoon I  finished sewing the binding on this fun bright quilt I put together last week with the fabrics I bought when I was in Madison with the girls this spring.

I added an off-white fabric from PHF and just had fun costructing stripes of basic blocks.

I bought one third yard of each Free Spirit solid so there was not much left over to put into the stripe down the back.

I really like that Alexander Henry animal print!! How can you not love pink elephants and flowery hippos?

After teaching the Machine Quilting 1 class  last weekend I used my best practices to make sure everything was straight and well basted. Then I could easily quilt simple lines across the top and some free motion motifs in the white space.

Why did I make the quilt? Good question. The truest answer is “because I could” but what will I do with it? Well, Ruby has a birthday in a few months. Maybe she will get it or maybe I will have made her something else before then.

I might even want to keep it here for myself.


  1. JoAnn Deck said:

    Katherine, the bright colors on this quilt are such a good way to help children learn and the animals on the back, even better. Nicely done.

    June 8, 2012
    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks JoAnn. I enjoyed making it.

      June 8, 2012

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