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:

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

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  2. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  15. So beautiful!! LOVE the back!!

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

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

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

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

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  20. Lovely baby quilt and originally yours as always.

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  21. 3 days???Seriously? It is beautiful and double sided, I think it is fabulous

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  22. 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.

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  23. 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

    Feel free to grab my featured button if you like.

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

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