Thursday, February 23, 2012

Simple Four-patch Baby Quilt

I love to make simple quilts and let the fabric do all the work. Especially when the fabric is large-scale or busy.  I created this simple four-patch quilt to show off pieces of the Lecien Merry Bon Bon collection.  The cute, retro-inspired prints create a quilt with a very vintage nursery feel.
Adding to the vintage-y feel of this quilt, it came out of the dryer especially crinkly thanks to the linen in the Merry Bon Bon fabric. I love the finished effect. So soft and snuggly.
This quilt was made as a sample for American Quilting in Utah and kits are now available. The quilt measures 40" x 40" and the kit comes with all the squares pre-cut (nice) as well as strips for the red pin-dot binding. (Backing is not included. 1 1/4 yards required.) Kit cost is $40.  
A few other kits now available (that I did not make) at American Quilting are this Zig Zag Zoo (42" x 42") and this red and aqua quilt called Hooked (64" x 64").
 This sweet baby quilt is called Maggie and Friends (42" x 42")

You can see other quilts with kits available here
To order any kits contact the store at 801-802-7841.
Finally, American Quilting is also offering their first online Block of the Month club for this original quilt by Amy McClellan called Farmer in the Dell.  Details here. BOM starts in March!

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilts. I totally agree with you when you say you like simple quilts that let the fabrics do all the work :D

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  2. i love that 4 patch baby quilt, sew fun, sew easy.

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  3. Love the little baby quilt...the red polka-dot fabric is perfect for the binding.

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  4. Oh my goodness, that Merry Bon Bon fabric is too cute! I'm such a sucker for that vintage look! Love it :)

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  5. Cute as always! Love all of the red and aqua combos too. SMiles~Beth

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  6. Merry Bon Bon is even more adorable in person! Love your quilts!

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  7. amy, i love your merry bon bon quilt!! that fabric is sooo sweet!! i have some and now know what do with it!! love how it really showcases the main print!!

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  8. Cute wee baby quilt, definite vintage feel to it :o)

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  9. It is very pretty and I'm sure the kits will sell well.

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  10. I NEED THAT MERRY BON BON KIT!
    Because I cannot cut a straight line....I kid you not :(

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  11. Love your blog!! Thank you for posting about the block of the month quilt! I used to take those classes at AQ until we moved out of UT. I'm so excited to know they're now offering online!

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  12. Love the Merry Bon Bon quilt! You always make amazing quilts!

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  13. Love the Farm Quilt!!! I need that for the ranch!
    Great job on your quilt...again...you are amazing!

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  14. Love your quilt. You're right, with fabric like that, simple looks awesome!

    S x

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  15. Gorgeous quilt. I love the merry bon bon fabric. I had some of the linen in pink and made a cute little Easter bag for my daughter out of it for her 2nd Easter.

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  16. Woe that looks amazing! So talented! I really want to make a quilt, I hope it looks half as good as yours! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love it! Now I'm gonna have to drive to Orem and check this store out! I've got to get me one of those kits!!!

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  18. Amy, I LOVE that quilt. so perfect in every way! xo amy

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