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