Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt {tutorial}

Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt - Liberated Shoo Flies - front

I made this Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt last week, after, as I told you in last post, my darling spouse mentioned that a quilt was needed in a week or two for a friend's soon to be born baby. I started it Wednesday night after dinner, worked on it a bit Thursday and Friday evenings and finished it on Saturday - for me a very fast turn around. The front is a rainbow of dancing liberated Shoo Fly blocks.

  Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt - back - wonky stars

The back is designed to encourage tossing the quilt onto the floor/ground for baby to play and is made up of two wonky stars - my very favourite of all time blocks to make. I chose the front and back blocks because they have a great impact, and yet are very fast to piece. And I have to say both sides make me smile every time I look at them, the liberated or wonky piecing has such a great modern feel to it.

My tutorial for making this quilt is featured over at Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap's Finish-A-Long tutorial series. I hope you enjoy it and all the other tutorials she is featuring this week.

2012 Finish-A-Long

Best, 

Leanne

32 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! Lucky baby! (And I hope your husband knows how lucky he is!!!)

felicity said...

Wonderful!

Kelli said...

I love it Leanne! I always love bright colors for babies. :o) And the back is so great. I'll have to check out the tutorial, thanks!!

MariQuilts said...

That was fast...I love both sides. I love the wonky piecing.

Sheila said...

Double sided quilt in 4 days - brilliant. Love that double star.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh I love it!!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Oooh! Quick and beautiful work!

Judith, Belfast said...

Brilliant! Gorgeous baby quilt - love those wonky stars too! Jxo

Sarah said...

Its gorgeous!

Shevvy said...

Love it, and its given me an idea for my guild challenge!

Mary Menzer said...

How super of you! I love baby quilts, especially reversible ones!

The Thompsons said...

Such a cute quilt! The tutorial was great- by the way. :)

Amy said...

Love how this turned out!

Debbie said...

oh this is so darling, Leanne! And what a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

LOVE the tutorial over at Quilter In The Gap, thanks for being so clear and putting out a great tutorial! It looks easy to do and yours looks fantastic!

Karen said...

Fabulous!

Patti said...

Don't you just love it that quilters can have emergencies and make something fantastic!

Claire Jain said...

What a beautiful quilt! Nice job getting it finished so quickly. I'm very impressed!

Linz said...

WOW!! That is good turn around!! Beautiful quilt!!!

Svetlana said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Leanne. Love the liberated style, so pretty and modern.

Shanna said...

So beautiful!! LOVE the back!!

A.J. Dub. said...

2 for 1 quilt! Fun back!

Tamie said...

Love this quilt. It doesn't look like an emergency at all.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, I love both sides, and great job considering the minimal amount of notice!

Chelsea said...

So adorable!

bee said...

oh man - love those wonky shoo fly blocks! so adorable and they look like they're dancing. :)

Poppyprint said...

I love this quilt!!!! And I spied your mosaic - wow, I missed a lot in March. What a month you had. Gorgeous work, indeed.

susan said...

Lovely baby quilt and originally yours as always.

diane said...

3 days???Seriously? It is beautiful and double sided, I think it is fabulous

OPQuilt said...

I'd love to have the skills and SPEED that you have to get these quilts done! The backing reminded me of you--a huge pieced block, and oh yes, those wonky stars are the best!

I like that you made the colors so that they felt as if they could throw that baby quilt on the ground--a great idea.

Elizabeth E.

@pril said...

These blocks look great! I found your blog from your tutorial post on Quilter in the Gap. I'm your newest follower. I featured this tutorial on my blog with a linkback to get the tutorial: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2012/04/tutorial-featured-quilters-quilter-in.html

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Rosa said...

Wonderful babyquilt!
I'm making one like yours and linked to this post on my blog:-)
Great tutorial!