Figo Fabrics Savanna Sunset Spinning Top Quilt
I have another Spinning Top quilt to show you, and this one is super cute!
This baby size quilt uses fabrics from the new Savanna Sunset collection from Figo Fabrics for the stripes.
Spinning Top is the first pattern in the Bar Quilts collection and is available in my shop.
Figo Fabrics Savanna Sunset
I picked 5 fabrics from the Savanna Sunset line for this quilt, in addition to Kona white for the background. The two lighter, orange prints and the green one are the focal prints, with the green and brown stripes to act as anchors and tying everything together. The center stripe is also the same print I used for the backing.
I love how these fabrics are cute and fun at the same time, and gender-neutral, which makes them perfect for a baby quilt, since not everyone want to do the traditional blue or pink routine for their babies.
If you love these fabrics as much as I do, Watergirl Quilt Co has kits available for the Savanna Sunset Spinning Top baby quilt.
Spinning Top quilt pattern
The Spinning Top pattern is a bit addictive, I've noticed. It's easy and super quick to put together and the baby quilt works really well for leftover yardage from other projects. I've found myself going through my stash and realized I could probably make another half dozen samples with the leftovers I have from other, bigger quilts.
Baby Quilt or Playmat
I like to make my baby quilts in a size that requires only a single cut of backing fabric, so they're always about 40" one way. Which incidentally also makes them just big enough to fit in a crib (once the baby is over a year old and old enough to sleep with a quilt) without bunching too much, but also a perfect size for a playmat. This is especially true for square quilts, as they're easily folded for the stroller and then pulled out for a picnic or a baby playdate.
I tried out a new-to-me technique for quilting this baby quilt - a spiral. I had seen other quilters use them and have always loved the look of it, but somehow never got around to doing one myself. I used the walking foot on my domestic sewing machine (a Bernina aurora 440QE) and just set the needle as far to the one side as I could, and used the edge of the walking foot as my guide.
It worked out really nicely, albeit a bit denser than I had originally intended. With the white background and the relatively light fabrics, I was able to use white thread for the whole thing, so the quilting blends into the background and doesn't jump out at first look.
The Spinning Top quilt pattern is available in my pattern shop.