Monday, December 2, 2019

McKenzie Baby Quilt

What did I do this weekend? Whipped up a baby size version of the McKenzie quilt to test out modifications to the design.


McKenzie baby quilt by QuiltFabrication

Though this turned out well, I'm still not happy with the modifications. The difference here is the strip width, which is still not quite right. But it sure looks great in the yellow and green combo, with bits of pink added in.


McKenzie baby quilt flat by QuiltFabrication

The smocking feature of the original McKenzie is not so prominent in this one. Instead, it's the on point grid created by the fabric values that stand out for me. Just amazing what a few 10 inch squares can do - this finishes at 37" x 45".

Quilting is with Glide Lemon Ice and the panto Fizz,


McKenzie baby quilt quilting

and the backing a pieced mish-mash of leftover parts!


McKenzie baby quilt backside

I think I'll let this idea rest for awhile, and revisit it at a later time, as it does have potential.

Happy Quilting!



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5 comments:

  1. Oh i really like this one! That's a cool pattern but the fabrics make it so different!

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  2. Hi Susan! This is so interesting to me. I now want to know what the rule is for scale and size . . . kind of like furniture in an apartment vs. a home. Hmm. There has to be some point of reference already established for this. Intriguing! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Well, I think the strip detracts from the lovely green and yellows. Not sure what other modifications other than maybe the blocks are too big? Maybe a nice green or yellow strip that would meld into the rest of the quilt? Hugs Hope you are over the Texas Stuff!

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