REMEMBERING BEATRIX POTTER QUILT
As a child I was fascinated by the beautiful illustrations and animal stories of Beatrix Potter. When I found this cute border fabric of her storybook characters, it just had to come home with me. This colorful fabric is in my stash whenever I needed it for a project. It would make a cute and cuddly baby quilt. When a family friend’s daughter was pregnant, I made this “Remembering Beatrix Potter Quilt” for the expected baby.
This was a fun quilt to make with the Beatrix Potter border print and strips of coordinating fabrics that I pulled from my stash to make a 45″ x 50″ quilt in 2009.
My notes don’t say what size the strips were, but I can say that I just played with various size strips of scrap fabric until I figured out the right size of borders and strips. All machine pieced.
Batting was polyester, and the back was a plain pink cotton.
Machine quilting is an all over loop pattern done by RLM.
Using strips to piece a quilt top is easy and makes for a great looking quilt. The strips can be cut to the width and length you need for a project. I love being able to adjust a quilt design for my own personal needs without redrawing patterns or doing very much math.
More ideas for fabric strips
8 thoughts on “REMEMBERING BEATRIX POTTER QUILT”
What a great original idea to do with a border print! Beautiful quilt. Thanks so much for showing if off.
I am so glad you liked the idea for this quilt. Hope it inspires a quilt that you make. Happy quilting.
Fantastic blog and post! I am a huge fan of both Beatrix Potter and Tasha Tudor so this quilt just really speaks to me. I actually have several yards of the same print you used and could not cut it up. But you have inspired me to use it in a simple way that does not loose much of the fabric design. Thanks for all your ideas.
Both Potter and Tudor were fantastic illustrators – have many of their books and copies of artwork. It is a small world.
Glad you were able to use the idea from this quilt for one of your own.
Great idea for using a border print in a different way. Now following!
This was a fun easy quilt. Thank you for subscribing.
What a great way to use the border print!
I only had a little bit of that border print and had to make it work. Creative thinking…..