Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rocky Rail Fence Baby Quilt

When the original line of Bunny Hill came out, I was drawn to it, but it was different than what I usually buy. It was very pretty though and I ended up caving and buying a couple of jelly rolls. What is it about jelly rolls that make you want to buy them? I never know what to do with them so they just sit and look pretty.

A few months ago, Jenny over at Missouri Star Quilt Co. posted a tutorial on a rail fence with a twist. You really ought to pop over there and look through their tutorials. They come up with the most clever ideas. I've never been a big fan of the rail fence pattern, but I loved it with the addition of the diamonds. Perfect. So I grabbed a jelly roll and before I knew it, I had a pieced quilt top.

Jackie quilted a great pattern called Dusty Miller across it and turned it into a sweet baby quilt:


I used this sweet polka dot piece on the back. It shows Jackie's pretty quilting beautifully:


It is bound with a Moda Marbles brown (I think), and although a brown binding isn't very exciting, I think it's the perfect frame for this little quilt:


And no, these pictures were not taken on the ranch. I made another trip to Texas recently and along the way, I scouted out a spot to snap a few photos as I drove through my beloved Hill Country:


 I'm going to call it Rocky Rail Fence. Diamonds are rocks and I took the pictures in the rocks and it's about as creative as I'm going to get today:


This one will be going to a new baby who hasn't arrived yet. It ended up being 38" x 50" once it was washed and properly crinkled.

I love it and I get to cross another UFO off of my list. :) I know I'll be making more using this pattern. It's a super quick pattern and makes a really cute baby quilt. I have a few I need to whip up for a big baby shower. I saw that Sew Cal Gal had posted about a baby shower at 29 Palms for expectant Mamas who's husbands were deployed. I'm going to send a couple of quilts so that's up next. In fact, I had better go check on that. I hope I'm not too late!

I'm linking up with Michelle over here for week 10 of Let's Make Baby Quilts. She's making 50 this year!

17 comments:

Dorian said...

Great looking quilt Karin. I agree with you, the diamonds add just the thing to the rail fence pattern.

Darlene said...

It's downright sweet, Karin. A real diamond in the rough!

Ah, the Texas Hill Country - big sigh! :-)

KaHolly said...

I think I'm in love!! You chose a great cast of colors to work with! And your photo shoot is divine!

Carol said...

That just could not be any cuter...love it! And the photography is awesome!

Nancy said...

Fabulous finish and a perfect gift.

Your photos are wonderful, too: they look professional.

carol fun said...

What a great looking quilt! I like those little brown squares where the blocks come together. It really jazzes up the pattern. And your pictures are gorgeous -- you know your stuff. My "styled" pictures tend to look blah... oh well ... try try again. Hugs!

Marls said...

Gorgeous quilt. Those diamonds take the rail fencw pattern to another level. Awesome photography.

Shelljo said...

I's so pretty! Want to make me one? King sized? lol

JMF said...

Cute quilt and lucky baby!!!

Vickie said...

It turned out VERY pretty. Brown and blue are pretty together. I think the only reason I've ever bought a jelly roll is the fact that it just sounds yummy. I've only bought one, the pinked edges throw me off.

Karin said...

I love it!!! The fabrics are so perfect for that pattern. Lucky baby!!!!

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

Oh what a pretty quilt! I love those colors. Just wonderful!

Sallie said...

Very nice! I love your fabric choices!

Wonky Girl said...

Your baby quilt turned out so adorable. Thanks for putting a link to that tutorial.

Sarah said...

Looks lovely! I love jelly roll quilts and I really like this pattern. I must go check out that Missouri Star website. Or maybe not, it might distract me too much!

Elita en Suisse said...

I love the Bunny Hill collections as well. This is a lovely way to use those fabrics together. Well done!

Nancy said...

It's a lovely quilt, Karin. And I agree, the diamonds make all the difference. The pastels help a lot, too!

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