Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ryli's Birthday Quilt

Oh Man. I literally threw this quilt together in about a week. I am so happy with the way it turned out!
I found the basic braid pattern here at Moda Bake Shop. I only had one jelly roll so I ended up with only 6 braids, and the recipe yields 7. Fortunately our local quilt shop had 5 prints from the line so I was able to improv a border.
I used a vintage sheet for the back...which I'll get pictures of as soon as I get my camera back. (which Nikon has confirmed should be Friday at the latest!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I experimented a bit with a different batting and used safety pins to sandwich as opposed to the basting spray. With Ty's I used Warm and White off the bolt and with Ry's it was just a natural 100% cotton packaged batting. Pinning was certainly a lot more work and I had to do a lot more quilting (2-4" apart as opposed to 10" apart). I'm happier with the results of this quilt over Ty's, his is still pretty stiff.

I love the City Weekend line and plan to make a matching bedskirt next, then some new window panels.

Happy 8th Birthday to my Ryli!!


  1. it turned out gorgeous! truly a labor of love (especially with all the unpicking). Happy Birthday, Ryli!

  2. This turned out beautiful. Who says you can't throw a quilt together fast?

  3. Kristin, you are amazing! What a wonderful gift for Ryli.

  4. You amaze me. It's perfect for her.