July 08, 2020

Baby Vista Quilt, Reflected Variation

I recently finished a baby quilt for a special baby!

This quilt was made with half a strip roll of Moongate Fabric following the baby-size version of my pattern Vista. I used the pattern a different way than originally written, though. Below is the original baby quilt layout in the pattern, a mountain-inspired design. 

I switched up which rows I used in this variation, and how I used them. 

I kind of like that you can mix and match the rows in this pattern to get something totally unique. If you'd like to make this version, I've written notes below so you can do it too!

Vista Baby Quilt Reflected Variation

Start the pattern as written, through the "Make Strip Pairs" step. 

Then, rotate each of the top 5 strip pairs, so that the strip that was on the top of each pair is now on the bottom of the pair.

Then, use the instructions in the "Make Rows" section to turn your strip pairs into rows. 

Follow the list below to learn which instructions to follow for each strip pair. (Also shown in illustration below)

Strip set 1 (top): Row A
Strip set 2: Row B
Strip set 3: Row C
Strip set 4: Row B
Strip set 5: Row D
Strip set 6: Row D
Strip set 7: Row B
Strip set 8: Row C
Strip set 9: Row B
Strip set 10 (bottom): Row A

After the Rows are complete, rotate each of the top 5 rows again, so that the original top strip is back on top again and the triangles for these rows are pointing down. Join the rows as in the original pattern. 

I quilted my version with this fluid textural design that I really love right now. It's a variation of the design I teach in my new Pathway Pillow class. I really had fun quilting this and it's already in the hands of the new parents!! I'd love to see your version if you make a Vista Quilt!


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

The reflection of your modified version is striking and the quilting brings it all to life. :)

Gene Black said...

I really like the way the color temperature changes from top to bottom on this version. And the quilting is such a nice design. I need to try that one.

FlourishingPalms said...

What a charming baby quilt! The colors and your beautiful quilting make it really special. No doubt the parents loved it!

Susan said...

I like the switch up, and the colors. This is a great baby pattern. Actually, either way is good. =)

Christine B said...

Beautiful quilt! What a lucky baby! One of my favourite things about quilting is how positioning the same blocks/strips or changing the light/dark in a block can make the quilt look so different. Love it! Christine xx

bumblebee53 said...

that turned out really lovely!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt to showcase your Moongate fabric collection and a very lucky baby!

Leanora said...

I just purchased your book. I love your class on Blueprint and I started a diamond shaped scrape piece. Thank you, thank you and thank you again and agin.

Linda said...

Great quilt. I hope you are safe from the fires.

Rebecca Grace said...

What a gorgeous baby quilt -- I'm so glad you and I are not being invited to the same baby showers because your gift would be a tough act to follow!! :-). And of course the quilting design just puts it over the top. Beautiful!

Deborah said...

It's gorgeous! Well done! <3

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