Bed Runner with Pockets

Once again I am baking with my favourite ingredients at the Moda Bake Shop – pre-cuts and bella solids.

I have designed a children’s quilt and bed runner with pockets using Sweetwater’s, Lucy’s Crab Shack and Bella Solid American Blue – 9900-174. A fabulous combination that is easy to make to dress up any child’s bedroom and provide a place for them to store their toys and books.

Lucy’s Crab Shack is a fun collection with colours suited for both boys and girls. It has such a fresh, summery feel to it. I especially loved the little flags and clothes hanging on the line so much that I drew inspiration from them when designing the quilt top.

In this example, I used a flowery trim but if I was making for a boy, I would make a 1/4″ bias binding strip instead.

The American Blue solid was the perfect solid to complement the oranges,limes, light blue, navy and pinks in the Sweetwater range. It is not a brassy blue and has a almost grey hue to it. Perfect for both boys and girls.

One of my favourite parts of designing a quilt is how I will quilt it. Using Aurifil threads 2805 and 1133, 50wt cottons and a whole lot of fun designs, I filled in the quilt top. TJ from Stitch Happy Digital Designs provided the perfect Bunting Drape pattern for the quilt top. TJ is a marvel at digital design.

I have a thing for swirls and I love placing them on my quilts to provide a sense of movement and to counterbalance square blocks. They have an almost hypnotic effect.

Scrappy binding

I hope you enjoyed today’s Recipe and if you make one please add a photo to the Flickr group. It makes my heart skip a beat when I see my designs made by my lovely quilting peeps.


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