Thursday, October 9, 2014

Follie Baby Quilt (and Tutorial)

A few weeks ago Windham Fabrics sent me a bundle of Lotta Jansdotter's new fabric line, Follie.  I love Lotta's designs and these are no exception.  I love that this collection uses those fun stripes in new colors plus lots of other great prints.  The almost-black brown prints are my favorite since this is a color that is difficult to find but one that I love to use!
Follie FQB
I decided to make a baby quilt with the prints because baby quilts are pretty much my favorite thing to make.  I love how Lotta's prints are pretty and sophisticated and kind of funky at the same time.
Follie Baby Quilt
Fabric Requirements
1 Fat Quarter Bundle Follie
1 1/3 Yards White Solid
1 1/2 Yards Backing
3/8 Yard Binding

Cutting Instructions
Block Construction
Each block is 10.5" unfinished and we will make a total of 20 blocks.

I am going to demonstrate the construction of an "A" block, but the construction for the other blocks is very similar.
A Block
1.  Piece the 2.5" x 4.5" darker rectangles onto either side of the 2.5" x 4.5" lighter triangles.
follie block
2. Add the 3.5" x 6.5" rectangle onto the long side of that piece. 
follie block
3.  Add the 2.5" x 7.5" white rectangles onto the 7.5" sides. 
follie block
4.  Add the 3.5" x 10.5" rectangle onto the 10.5" side.  
follie block
A Block
blockb
B Block
blocka
C Block
blockc
D Block
blockd
Arrange your blocks into the following layout.  Your layout may vary depending on your fabric choices, but try to mix the blocks up so that all of your A blocks aren't next to each other, etc.  Piece into rows, then piece the rows together.  
follie quilt
Baste, quilt, and bind as desired.  I have been holding onto this Echo print for a while and decided to go ahead and use it as the backing for this quilt.  As much as I loved looking at the fabric on my shelf it is fun to see it used :)
Follie Baby Quilt Backing
Follie will be available in November.

Finished size: 40" x 50"

17 comments :

  1. Cool pattern and fabric! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Gorgeous as usual Erica! I like that black/brown colour too - it seems like people in the modern quilting world are just discovering brown. I feel like we were ahead of the curve ;-)

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  3. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. what a fantastic little quilt, it's perfect in these lovely fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. this fabric is amazing! and as always, love your baby quilts

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  6. That's gorgeous Erica! I love the she brought back that striped fabrics but in new colors.

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  7. This is great! And thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. How beautiful Erica! Love that giant orange check print. Your pattern really shows off the collection well.

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  9. Very fun fabrics! Love how you put them together.:)

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  10. Very Cute and the fabrics look yummy!

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  11. I'm excited about Lotta's new line and your pattern suits her designs perfectly! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll definitely be making this.

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  12. Such a fun quilt! I love the idea of playing with rectangles. :)

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  13. This latest line from Lotta wasn't on my radar screen. Thanks for introducing me to it and for the tutorial!

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  14. Indian block printing are famous for their great innovative ideas and used to make creative graphic on fabric and papers.

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  15. Agreed - baby quilts are one of the most fun things to make. Great design for these prints!

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  16. clean, simple, stylish, and just a bit funky - just like lotta's lovely designs. perfect pairing!

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