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Northern Lights

This is one that my sister commissioned, as a baby quilt for a friend.  The baby's name is Voss, which is definitely unusual, but let me play with a bit of large scale alphabet appliqué.

The pattern is Northern Lights, by Jaybird quilts.  It uses the Hex-n-more ruler, and with that tool it goes together very quickly.  

It's all Kona solids.  I usually don't work with just solids, but this was a fun project to do, and it does make me want to branch out to more solids.  The "V" I made freehand, and I think it turned out pretty well.  I used good old wonder under to iron it in place, then used a zigzag to secure it.

The quilter alternated fill patterns in the colors, and I love the result.  It gives it a bit more definition and variety.

Obviously my quilt holder likes it!  It's hopefully in the hands of its new owner now, and I can happily check off another finished project.


  1. Ooh, that is super cool! Great work!

  2. Looks great! What a lucky baby! And as the personal owner of an unusual name, I think Voss is a terrific moniker. Careful about those solids--they will draw you right in!

  3. Love it. Your color choices are inspired. I enjoy working with solids too.

  4. I really got a kick out of that last photo. She looks so enthusiastic. I'm not into solids much, but this one turned out great! Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone,

  5. That's a lovely quilt. Those hex n more rulers are great. Makes piecing so much more accurate. visiting from FIUF.

  6. The colors are perfect. I have not tried the jaybirds rulers or patterns but the quilts are beautiful and every says they are easy to put together.

  7. It's a lovely quilt and so large so it'll grow with baby for a long time.

  8. I've been meaning to give this design a try. Your version is lovely -- well done!


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