Quickest Quilt Yet: Reversible Apples, and Barns and Sheep OH MY!

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My daughter has been visiting a nearby farm, first for summer horse camp and now for weekly lessons, for a few years now.  The owners are a husband-wife duo we have come to absolutely adore.  The owner’s daughter just had her first baby.  Back in August.  , Between the end of summer activities and the back to school chaos (right??) I ended up a bit behind on a gift to celebrate the new arrival.

This little quilt was the perfect project for immediate satisfaction (and last minute gift giving!).
From start to finish the top took a total of … five minutes… to cut even edges. The cheater print, Apples Barn Cow,  from the organic Free Range collection on the front made a quick start.  Bah Bah Black Sheep on the back and Polka Oot in Black for the binding round out the rest of the quilt.
When it was done I realized….it was reversible.  BONUS!
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I drew the lines on the quilt diagonally in both directions with my beloved Frixion pen and sewed the back and front together with the batting sandwiched in between.  An hour later of easy sewing I had a quilt ready for the binding.   Seriously….an hour!
Three episodes of Project Runway later and the binding was hand sewn on!
All told, the quilt took about an hour of assembly, creating the binding and behind the sewing machine and just over two hours of hand stitching.  Not bad for a completed quilt!
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I didn’t write up a full tutorial but if anyone wants more information just let me know.
Any one else have a QUICK quilt to share?
Linked up with Crazy Mom Quilts for a Friday Finish and Quilt Matters.

Camp Sur and Camp Modern Collections Featured!

Two of my favorite collections came out late last Fall supplied by Birch Fabrics and continue to captivate the fabric world. Camp Modern and Camp Sur are separate but coordinating collections, and you can find them here and here in my shop. They are earthy, modern and a fresh twist on the moose centered cabin theme. The designer, Jay-Cyn, was thoughtful of not only how the prints would translate into the quilting world but made it possible for each print to easily stand alone.
Featured here in the January/February issue of Quilt it…Today magazine is “Camp Modern,” a quilt designed by Ann Baxter using a log cabin pattern. So pretty with that off-white background! Makes the designs really shine.
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You can find out more about this magazine (as well as order the issue to get this log cabin pattern!) here.
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Here is another quilt featuring the Camp Sur fabrics from the April/May issue of the magazine Sew It…Today, “Happy Trails.” Designed by Melissa Lunden, this is a clever variation of a current popular design, the chevron.  I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Melissa lately and you can definitely feel her passion for the craft!
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Find the magazine (which includes the chevron pattern) here.
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What would you sew with the Camp Sur and Camp Modern prints?