Getaway Quilt - the Crib samples!
I'm back to share about more Getaway samples!
This pattern includes FIVE sizes! The smallest size in the pattern is 42" x 56", which I'm calling a "Crib" size but it could easily also be considered a Lap or Small Throw size quilt. We made three different samples of the Crib size in each of the versions, City Trip, Beach Trip and Mountain Trip. In case you missed it, the Getaway quilt pattern includes different design variations. Since the quilt is block-based, you can rotate your blocks for infinite design possibilities, but I highlighted my top three in the pattern and named them after a few popular kinds of "Getaways". These three crib quilts give you a little taste of each!
In addition to each quilt being a different version of the pattern, each quilt in this blog post is also quilted slightly differently. There's one quilt that's all machine quilted, one quilt that's all hand quilted and the last quilt is a mix between the two.
First, let's take a look at our Blueberry Zest sample.
BLUEBERRY ZEST - GETAWAY
Elizabeth, our Creative Project Manager created this bold and zesty "City Trip" version of the Getaway quilt pattern. She used all Art Gallery Fabrics and the result is the silkiest, snuggliest quilt. The two fabrics on the front are PURE Solids, Blueberry Zest and Atmospheric. The binding is Periwinkle and the backing is Floral Trellis. Together, this quilt has such a lovely blue, classic vibe. We have a complete quilt kit for this very quilt in our shop!
Elizabeth hand-quilted this quilt using Pearl Cotton #5 weight thread. Did you know that they made a 5 weight thread? It's a little thicker than the #8 weight thread that I typically use and let me just say, it's GORGEOUS. If you're looking for super defined stitches with a thicker looking thread, this is the way to go!
The crinkly texture of this quilt is really enhanced by the hand quilting texture, don't you think? I wish you could snuggle this quilt in person, it's just so so good! She followed the lines in the quilt and stitched relatively dense lines throughout the quilt. If you're someone who likes less quilting in your quilt, then this next quilt is for you.
Kara, our Community Manager made this sweet and subtle "Mountain Trip" version of the Getaway quilt pattern as a baby gift for a friend. We went with a soft and sweet pink and purple combination for the front with a little bit of an unexpected surprise for the back.
The two fabrics on the front are Robert Kaufman Kona Petunia and Ballet Slipper. We both immediately agreed that Light Fuchsia from Fabelism's Monarch Grove collection would be the most perfect binding for this quilt. This was a stepping stone for the backing of the quilt, which is also a Fabelism fabric called Sprout Woven in Bronze. We have a quilt kit for this very quilt in our shop!
Kara did a mix of hand quilting and machine quilting for this quilt. I LOVE that she used both techniques as I often forget that you can combine the two and have the best of both worlds. Similar to Elizabeth, she quilted within the strips of the pattern but did only one line of stitching instead of two. It such a sweet combination and a really great way to incorporate a little bit of added texture and detail without having to hand quilt the entire thing (if you don't want to).
But let's say you're looking to machine quilt the entire quilt. Keep scrolling for the Beach Trip version of the Getaway quilt that I created.
I used Robert Kaufman Kona Cedar and Ice Peach for the quilt top, AGF Flamingo as the binding, and a newer Sharon Holland print, Late Bloom for the backing. I wanted this quilt to feel bright and warm and I think it fits the bill perfectly. We have a quilt kit for this exact quilt in our shop!
Whenever I machine quilt, I love to keep it simple. Usually there are some seams within the quilt that I can use as a guide and that's exactly what I did with this quilt. With the blocks and strips being "on-point", I aligned the edge of my walking foot with those diagonal seams and started stitching. Aligning the edge of my foot with the previous lines, I continued to add diagonal lines across my quilt. Then I rotated the quilt and repeated the process for the opposite direction. The lines are about 1/2"-5/8" apart give or take and that really creates my favorite kind of texture. You could certainly modify this idea and space out your lines further if you'd like less density in your quilting.
I went back and forth about the binding for this quilt. With Cedar and Ice Peach feeling a bit more muted, I thought it'd be fun to highlight one of the brighter, more saturated colors from the backing print. All in all, the binding really marries the front and the back, which is always a fun pick for me. :)
I hope this gives you some ideas for your Getaway quilt! Don't forget that all quilt patterns are currently 20% off through Sunday night (6/4) at midnight PST.
- Getaway Quilt Pattern - PDF
- Getaway Quilt Pattern - Printed
- Blueberry Zest Getaway Quilt Kit
- Petunia Getaway Quilt Kit
- Cedar Getaway Quilt Kit