More Noah’s Ark baby quilts

After a considerable lapse of time, the fabric remaining on the Noah’s Ark bolts seemed to be calling for my attention. In little more than a week, I made eight more pieced baby quilts, with backings & bindings. This depleted the four bolts of fabric except for a few small odd shaped strips & pieces.

Here I’m trying for a more “modern” treatment, using horizontal solid strips, but offsetting the big blocks to add movement. (I tend to be symmetrical & conservative, which my husband interprets as “blah,” so I do try to step “out of the box.”

Noah's Ark #7, horizontal strips

Noah’s Ark #7, horizontal strips

There are some small lines of black/white checks in the featured fabrics, so for this one I just cut a huge “panel” & added grey checkered fabric wide borders.

Noah's Ark #8, Panel with grey checks

Noah’s Ark #8, Panel with grey checks

Purple Rain–another “modern” treatment. With the Clover bias tape maker, I made purple bias tape, applied narrow strips of fusible (Soft-Fuse) to the back, ironed the tape onto the white strips, sewed the tape in place with a double needle, & Presto! Purple Rain! I had fun with this one.

Noah's Ark #9, Purple Rain

Noah’s Ark #9, Purple Rain

Here the focus fabric blocks are alternated with Monkey Wrench blocks featuring solids. I did not feel it was necessary to add a border. This is another of my favorites.

Noah's Ark #10, Monkey Wrench

Noah’s Ark #10, Monkey Wrench

Noah's Ark #11, panel with green border

Noah’s Ark #11, panel with green border

Noah's Ark #12, border strips boxed in green

Noah’s Ark #12, border strips boxed in green

Noah's Ark #13, border strips boxed in pink

Noah’s Ark #13, border strips boxed in pink

By this time, not only was the focal fabric pretty well used up, so were the solids I’d been using. So what’s left went into 2 1/2 inch strips & squares to make LOTS of four patches for border strips inside & outside.

Noah's Ark #14, border strips with four patch strips

Noah’s Ark #14, border strips with four patch strips

At a later time I will do the longarm quilting, add the binding to these eight tops, & then turn them over to my local quilting guild for community distribution.

One Response to “More Noah’s Ark baby quilts”

  1. Linda Kau Says:

    Obviously a generous quilter can’t be slowed down by any obstacle, large or small!

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