Viewmaster {a finished quilt!}

Some time ago, I purchased five half yard cuts of some of my favorite Cotton + Steel prints from various collections that coordinated with each other.Β  I didn’t have a plan for those fabrics when I bought them, but I knew that they’d be awesome together.Β  Fast forward probably a year or two and I finally have those fabrics out of my stash and into a quilt!

I sat down with my sketchbook and went through some old “waiting to be made” designs for inspiration.Β  Then I realized that I could fussy cut the Viewmaster fabric to fit perfectly in the center of these blocks.Β  I also love how the aqua print stands out in this design.Β  It creates a great secondary design.

Below is a close up photo of the quilt prior to quilting.Β  I just love these colors together!Β  Β I also love the tiny bits of silver dots on some of the aqua pieces (you can see some in the top left triangle).

Viewmaster Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

For the backing, I chose this cotton lawn print called Metropolis in navy.Β  It is also by Cotton + Steel, feels SO soft and is a nice light weight.Β  I had a few issues when I was quilting it on my Bernina though.Β  For some reason, the lawn fabric wanted to shift a bit as I quilted, which made some of my quilting lines a bit wonky, but I can live with that.Β  I kept the quilting simple by echoing 1/4″ inside the seams of the rows going vertical and horizontal.

Viewmaster Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

The quilt finishes at 36″ square, so each block measures 9″ finished.Β  I think this is the perfect size baby quilt.Β  You can throw it on the floor for a baby to get some tummy time and it’s big enough for a toddler to snuggle.

What is your favorite size baby quilt to make?

Amanda

5 thoughts on “Viewmaster {a finished quilt!}

  1. Oh my gosh I just love it. I think I only have maybe a couple of FTQ’s of the main print I will have to dig it out and make a mini. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I have that same reel print and have been wondering how to use it. This is very clever! I used to make crib sized quilts, but it got too complicated trying to do the theme thing, so now my favorite size is 36-40″ square. They’re easily packed into a diaper bag, always in demand, and I can make them in whatever cute fabric I happen to have on hand. Plus, I make them in between my larger quilt projects so I always have a few on hand to gift quickly.

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