Sew a modern orange quilt | How About Orange

July 09, 2012

Sew a modern orange quilt

I'm not really into quilts unless they are 1) handmade by my Gram or 2) very modern, geometric, and simple. Kirsty from You Had Me at Bonjour just sent me a link to her baby quilt tutorial, and I can't resist sharing this one. It's orange and cool! Pair this coziness with a white Eames rocker* and your nursery will be looking hip.

Find the quilt how-to right here.
*Eames rockers are expensive and not entirely comfortable, but will increase the odds of getting your nursery featured in a decorating magazine. The top priority of every new mom, I'm certain.

22 comments:

Susan said...

That is amazing! and inspiring

Grandma G said...

Wow! That's a cool quilt! MUCH cooler than that rocker! :)

Mum/NOTyourGram

Allyson Butler said...

I love this quilt! I have been dying to make one.

bruinbr said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Probably wouldn't have found it otherwise! Your comment about the rocker made me giggle. It is so true!!

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

i. am. in. love. this is outstanding!!! i must make this!!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Thank you Jessica!

Periwinkle Paisley said...

Love that and what yummy fabric!

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BLONDEDESIGN said...

Beautiful design! Kxx

Suzanne said...

Striking quilt! I'm definitely going to look at the tutorial now. Right now!

PS. I have a confession. I am not really a person who typically favors orange, but you are pulling me over to the dark side. :-)

Jessica Jones said...

No, I'm pulling you over to the bright side! Hooray!

Anna said...

oh gosh, I had to laugh about the eames rocker comment. ha

able mabel said...

oh my word! that is awesome! quilters have so much talent.

Christine said...

I love this quilt! It looks more like someone was trying to simplify putting grain elevators on the quilt for a farm momma... I love some of the great ideas you have on here! Thanks for taking the time to share with us!

cjm said...

Is it ok to link to the baby quilt I made recently? I like more modern looks, too. And was, of course, inspired by Pinterest. Not the best picture as we were in the middle of moving while 8 months pregnant. Good times. :) http://theittybittythings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/life-list-baby-quilt-2.html

Donna @ Snowbound said...

Great quilt! Thanks for sharing.

annekinner said...

Orange and traditional Asian repeating patterns; what more could a girl want in life?

madefortheboy said...

Beautiful quilt and very true about the rocker. I bought one when I had my kiddo - used it for about two weeks before succumbing to the standard glider. The eames rocker now sits prettily without much rocking.

Colourlovin'mother said...

Eames rocker was a great addition to our nursery, mostly because my toddler believes it is exclusively for his raucous renditions of row,row,row the boat. Mama is not allowed to sit on it!

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

Very inspiring and love all that orange.

Robyn said...

is there a secret to making quilts modern looking? or is it just an "i know it when i see it" kind of thing?

Jessica Jones said...

Simplicity is a hallmark. Large areas of neutrals or solid color instead of a million tiny pieces of busy floral print fabric. Check out some of the work by Jacquie Gering or Denise Schmidt.
http://jacquietps.wordpress.com/
http://dsquilts.com/quilts.asp

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