Riley Blake Blog Tour- Buttermilk Basics
Hi, Everyone! Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour for Buttermilk Basics by Stacy West.
I was really excited to get this beautiful line and make something with it!! I love the vintage-y rainbow of colors and every one of the cream/tan prints.
I decided on making a uneven nine patch quilt. I made this up as I went but I'm including basic directions below so you can make one if you'd like.
I designed this simple quilt to shown off this pretty fabric! Each block is 6" finished. The quilt measures 58 1/2" x 70 1/2".
For this quilt top, I used:
-1 fat quarter bundle of Buttermilk Basics by Stacy West (NOTE: I used every single inch of each of the cream prints so you may want to get a couple extra cream print fat quarters in case you don't cut the same way I did or in case of cutting mistakes)
-5/8 yard cream print for the border (I used Buttermilk Basics C9180-NAVY)
-5/8 yard binding (I used Buttermilk Basics C9183-YELLOW)
For the backing, I used:
4 1/2 yards Riley Blake Shades in Cream (SKU C200-02 CREAM)
For the batting, I used:
Warm 100 (you can see more on this batting HERE -it is one of my favorite battings)
I used my Janome Memory Craft 6700P to sew and quilt this quilt. I quilted it with a free motion meandering feather.
From the colored fabric, I cut-
4- 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" squares
1- 4" x 4" square
From the cream print, I cut-
4- 1 3/4" x 4" pieces
Then I assembled it as shown below. It measures 6 1/2" x 6 1/2", including the seam allowances. I made 50 of them.
Then I cut 49- 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" squares from all of the cream prints in the line. I alternated the pieced blocks and cream squares.
Then I cut 7- 2 1/2" x 42" pieces of the cream print border fabric and added the border to the quilt. I quilted it and bound it with the binding fabric (I used 7- 2 1/2" strips made into continuous binding).
Here is a look at the whole quilt-
I absolutely love how this turned out!
Talk to you soon,