Today I'm excited to share another Quilting Jetgirl quilt pattern that I tested:
|Red Herring baby quilt, measures 31.5" x 35"|
First, what is a red herring? When I first saw Yvonne's Red Herring quilt I thought it was a fun design, I'd never heard the term "red herring" before. So here's the definition, for those like me:
So obviously we didn't make a dried fish quilt, right? Here's another look, without the added distraction of the quilting:
|Red Herring baby quilt|
Oh! Clever, isn't it? The pattern is on sale for $6 for two weeks (until February 5th), which you can find in Yvonne's Craftsy and stores.
Here's a look at how I made mine with a variety of low volume background fabrics (instead of just one fabric, there more details included in the pattern):
|Red Herring baby quilt: Low volume fabrics cut following the directions.|
|Red Herring baby quilt: Ready to start piecing the arrows!|
I laid out the whole quilt at this point to make sure there was an even distribution of each of the low volume fabrics.
|Red Herring baby quilt: row layout.|
From here the quilt top came together really quickly!
|Red Herring baby quilt: quilt top finished! Measures 32" x 36"|
Next I pinned a small piece of batting behind the red herring arrow and then stitched in the ditch, then trimmed the extra batting--this is my favorite method of adding trapunto.
|Red Herring baby quilt: adding trapunto to the red arrow.|
It gives the red arrow a little more loftiness, especially since I left it unquilted.
|Red Herring baby quilt: trapunto using two layers of Warm and Natural batting.|
I spent a week trying to come up with the perfect way to quilt this quilt. During that week Yvonne and I were discussing what to call this type of quilting, and all the thinking and talking about it made me want to just do.
|Red Herring baby quilt: after the first bobbin|
We finally settled on Flow Quilting, which works so well with this quilt! I added extra swirls to give the quilting movement in the same direction as the arrows.
|Red Herring baby quilt: after the second bobbin.|
I used Aurifil #2320 (light beige) for all of the quilting
|Red Herring baby quilt: after the third bobbin.|
I really enjoy this style of quilting, it is so much fun, and turns out so interesting!
|Red Herring baby quilt: out in the sunlight.|
This quilt came together so quickly, and so smoothly! I think this pattern is very well written, and would be appropriate for a beginner. As an advanced quilter I found the pattern thorough yet simple, easy to read and really enjoyable to put together.
|Red Herring baby quilt: red arrow.|
|Red Herring baby quilt: back of red arrow.|
So what are you waiting for! Go get this pattern while it's on sale for only $6 (sale ends February 5th)!
So, how many snails did you find? I'll give you 3 hints, there are 3 snails, they are really sneaky, and they can be found on every up-close photo of a single arrow, like this one:
|Red Herring baby quilt: quilting detail|