Eclipse Quilt : Moji Arts Make Do 45x45 Disappearing Fours Baby Quilt

I made my Eclipse quilt from remnant solids (the dark brown and orange), unbleached muslin (back & binding), and 8x8 swatches of my own fabric designs of suns and birds. The overall pattern is a basic disappearing four patch, which resulted in (9) blocks measuring 13x13 or so.

 

I machined quilted this on my Singer. Like most of my machine quilting patterns, rather than stitch in the ditch, I keep it between the ditches--like driving a car. I also quilted straight and diagonal lines in an asymmetrical pattern guided by the solid colors. The densest stitching appears on the white hot block: the dark brown blocks, the least dense. I really like how the stitches between the ditches adds another dimension to your patchwork, suggesting another piece or an additional off-kilter texture.

 

About my fabric designs of birds and suns: I drew them on my iPad with my finger. They are inspired by and in homage to artist Benjamin Chee Chee's work.

 

I made this baby quilt with fabric swatches from my Birds and Suns collection on Spoonflower. You may order any of these fabrics here: www.spoonflower.com/collections/23645

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Taken on February 2, 2013