A very good friend was expecting her second child – first daughter – and I wanted to make a special quilt for this little one. The mother-to-be told be early on she was thinking of a white and gold themed nursery with some other color accents to be determined.
At the Houston Quilt show last November I was immediately drawn to a half-quarter bundle of Violet Craft’s (@violetcraft) newer color ways of Brambleberry Ridge. My friend had made an awesome dress from the Shimmer Reflection in Teal print so I had my eye out for something like this. The bundle I bought from Modern Quilter at the quilt show included the Coral Palette and some selections from the Lilac Palette. I was drawn to the coral and teal fabrics with white and gold accents.
Awhile ago I saw a Crinkle Quilt pattern from the Moda Bake Shop by Palak of Make it Handmade that I’ve had in the back of my mind for awhile. I thought this would be a fun way to showcase Violet’s beautiful fabric while give the quilt some texture for the new bundle of joy. I adapted the pattern to make a larger quilt with more rows of gathered fabric.
A tip if you’re interested in gathering strips like this: use a serger with differential feed capabilities. This allowed me to simply feed the assembled strip of fabric to be gathered and the serger took care of the gathering for me. My inexpensive serger had this feature, so it should be fairly easy to find.
Dimensions: 64″ (l) x 40″ (w), approximately
Fabrics on Front: Violet Craft’s Brambleberry Ridge Coral Palette (12 fabrics), Art Gallery Solid Elements in Snow.
Fabrics on Back: Violet Craft’s Brambleberry Ridge Coral Palette (12 fabrics), an older Riley Blake print.
Assembly: pieced, quilted, and bound on home sewing machine and serger
– Stephanie, Houston DIY