..... mini art quilt that I made back in 2010 as a result of winning Marjorie's giveaway of some lovely batiks.
This came about because I wanted to use up the scraps that came about from putting together this....
There were a lot of bunting quilts around at the time but all the ones I saw were applique. I decided that there had to be a way of doing a pieced bunting quilt that would appeal to people who knew that the quilt would be in and out of the wash a lot, as one would expect with a quilt made for a child. (I know we all love bunting but in my head this design is for babies and children).
I wanted to keep the movement of the applique quilt so I designed a left and right facing block, and as you can see in the above photo. I took the bottom point to the edge of the block and then added a strip along the bottom.
The addition of some blank blocks and some stitched string makes this a wall quilt.
But how to make it into a bed quilt?
For my next attempt I adjusted the block to not need a separate strip between rows, although I did put a vertical sashing between blocks, because I found the kona cotton that I used for this slightly thicker than other cottons, and I was afraid that I would have problems matching up the points.
I hand quilted around and between the pennants with cotton perle, and machine quilted the background.
I still was not happy though I wanted something that would be a lot quicker to put together.
So finally I did this.
A baby size quilt that was very easy, and quick to piece and machine quilt.