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Beach House Remix Plus Quilt in Picnic Size

This quilt might look familiar – I first made this quilt for my sister-in-law’s 2nd baby.  Then I had enough leftover to make another quilt and I listed it in my Etsy shop where is it still available.

plus quilt in grass

Then, a few weeks ago, I received my first custom order!  My customer wanted the Beach House Remix baby quilt in a picnic sized quilt.  Luckily I was still able to find a fat quarter bundle of the fabric and I got to work!

 

I decided to increase the overall size of the blocks to make the quilt bigger.  The baby sized quilt blocks finish at 3.5″ square and I increased the block size to finish at 5″ square to get similar proportions.

two beach house quilts

I offered a few different options for backing fabric to my customer and she chose a wideback fabric from Angela Walters Drawn line (which is getting harder and harder to find).  Initially it wasn’t the option I was leaning towards but once I got the fabric, I realized how perfect it was for the quilt.  The wavy pattern reflects the easy going beachy colors of the front as well as the modern feel.

plus quilt with backing

When I was ready to put the quilt sandwich together, I realized that I didn’t order enough backing fabric!  So frustrating.  I wanted the wave pattern to be horizontal on the back but I didn’t think about the direction of the fabric in relation to the selvage when ordering, so I was about 5 inches short in length!  This is the second time I’ve made this mistake – for some reason it’s programmed backwards in my brain.  Good thing I like the backing so much because it will make an appearance on another, slightly smaller quilt.

 

I originally thought to go with a similar binding as the baby quilt but it didn’t work with the backing so I chose a simple Kona Navy.  It frames the quilt nicely and looks great with the backing.

beach house quilt at tennis courts

I brought the baby quilt and picnic quilt to my tennis match last week to take pictures.  The park was beautiful and after tennis I grabbed some shots.  My tennis partner helped me and at one point we thought we could hop over a little fence to one of the fields…bad idea!  It looked so simple, but hamstrings were tested.  We found an open gate on the way back.

beach house picnic quilt near water

 

I was very excited to send this off to my customer and she told me she has already had a picnic on it!  It was lovely to work with these gorgeous Cotton & Steel fabrics (again) plus a few others I added to get to the size I needed.

picnic quilt ready to ship

Quilt Stats (may contain affiliate links)

Size: 65″ x 75″

Pattern: Plus Quilt – modified from For the Love of George’s tutorial

Quilt Top Fabrics: Remix Beach House 16 Fat Quarter Bundle Cotton + Steel

Backing Fabric: Angela Walters Drawn Wavy in Storm

Binding Fabric: Kona Navy

Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100% Cotton Needled Batting

Quilting:  Straight Line Quilting on either side of the seams, vertically & horizontally

 

 

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