Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Brrr! Quilt

Brr! Quilt fabrics
Brrr! fabrics by Laurie Wisbrun... available later this year!
My little guy and I had a quiet morning at home today so while he was playing with tractors, I started thinking about what to do with these fabrics. When I first received these fabrics from Laurie, I immediately thought that they would be great as a stripe quilt! Something really simple to show off the different designs in the collection.
Brr! Quilt Idea
I found some red rick rack and thought that might be a way to make the design a little more interesting and fun. Here I've laid everything out on the ironing board to get and idea of what it might look like.
Brr! Quilt pieces
This one is turning out so quick, cute and simple! The quilt top could easily be made in a couple of hours (and if I had enough rick rack, I'd be able to finish mine!).
 Brr! Stripes Quilt plan
If you'd like to make a quilt top like this (approx. 42" x 47" baby sized) you'll need:
8 printed fabrics cut into 5.5" strips x WOF (Width Of Fabric... usually 40 to 44" wide)
1/3 yard white fabric cut into 7 - 1.5" wide strips x WOF
4 packages of 1/2" Medium size Rick Rack
Inserting Rick Rack into a seam
To insert the Rick Rack into the seam, first stitch it on with a coordinating thread to one side of the 1.5" white fabric strip. I use the 1/4" piecing foot to keep the edge of the Rick Rack lined up with the edge of the white. Now, sew your seam, joining the white and printed fabrics as you would when piecing any other quilt.
Seam with Rick Rack
Press your seam and you have the Rick Rack perfectly inserted in your seam! It's super easy and looks really cute, too!
Brr! Quilt top

Brr! Polar Bears
I have to get to the store to pick up another pack of Rick Rack and hopefully I can show you a finished quilt top soon!
Brr! Stripes Quilt
~Jessica

53 comments:

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Jessica, this is so adorable, I love the ric-rac!!!! I wish Laurie would have sent me some Brr, It is fabulous :) I guess I will have to wait like everyone else :)

MeganAnne said...

brilliant idea with the ric-rac! i love the texture it adds along with the pop of additional color and overall cuteness. gonna be storing this idea away!

kathytypestoo said...

love, love, love! now i have to go buy some rick rack!

Cheryl said...

You are making my decisions very hard. I am making my daughter a Cars quilt and I go back and forth between this kind of design and a disappearing nine quilt. Such hard decisions, I love the ric-rac, such a great idea.

Laura said...

I also love your ric-rac. Thanks for posting the picture!

Courtney said...

Oh, the ric-rac idea was genius! I just love the extra touch of red with this fabric line!

Jamie Lee said...

I do love this fabric and when I first saw ir I went to Laurie's blog. She has designed a lot of pretty fabric but I really love love this one. I am definitely buying it when it's available. I think it would make an adorable snowball quilt.

Sharon Pernes said...

Imlove this fabric! Thanks for the tute on Ric Rac

Jill Chapman said...

That is the cutest quilt I've seen in a long time. Those polar bears are amazing!

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! I love her fabric lines and the ric rac addition is just perfect!

Jennifer :)

Kulla Klan said...

That's so pretty! Definitely a quilt I want to make:)

Jessica said...

I'm usually not big on rid rac in quilts, but I LOVE it with this fabric!

Rita said...

Love this. The design, the colors, the rickrack. So pretty.

amy smart said...

The ric rac is so adorable - the perfect accent with this fabric. And thanks for the tip of how you sewed it on. I feel like I'm so clumsy with ric rac and it never looks good. Yours look sharp!

Jeni said...

Ahh! Love this! The ric-rac is awesome!

Lynda said...

I must have some of that fabric and I love your ideas - so talented.

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE the ric rac and the stripes with the bears. Yea!!! I'm so glad you're having fun with the fabric. And so that's how you use ric rac in a quilt!! :)

Jessica @ Plum Patchwork said...

Ric rac on a quilt!? Oh my gosh, love it!!! Why didn't I ever think to do that?
Cant wait to see it finished!

thea said...

The rick rack adds such a nice touch. Just beautiful!

Debbie said...

Very cute indeed!! Love the touch of rick rack!

peony and co said...

C'est vraiment très beau!

quilterbell said...

Beautiful!, those fabrics are so pretty!.

amandajean said...

i love the addition of ric rac. it looks so cool!!!

Cristin said...

cute cute! both the fabric and the ric-rac :-) simple is good, many times!

traceyjay said...

so sweet! and so pretty. :)

Kati said...

Love the ric rack. I love how your quilt is turning out. I'm hoping to start sewing my Brr fabric tonight. It's just so dang cute. I can't wait to get started.

Nikki said...

I am so glad you didn't cut up this fabric! It's so cute and you used it perfectly!
bravo!

lrstitched.com said...

Oh, the ric rac totally makes the quilt! So cute and genius!!

Modern Amish said...

super cute!

heather said...

I LOVE this fabric line. :) the ric rac is a nice touch. makes me think i should use it more! you guys are SO VERY INSPIRING TO ME!!!! thank you!!!

Erika said...

So simple but so cute I love it

Amy said...

I knew you would come up with a fun way to display these fabrics! I really like the addition of the rick rack.

Tamie said...

I'm loving where this is going. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Richard Healey said...

My wife is going to love this going to show it too her. She loves Rick Rack and I have never thought to add it into a quilt.


http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

mindingmomma said...

looking amazing

Carrie P. said...

such a great way to showcase those beautiful fabrics.

Jacey said...

Clever, clever! I love it. And I cannot wait to get my hands on some Brrr of my very own! Fabulous work, Jessica!

Terri in BC said...

Now why didn't I ever think of that? It makes such a nice touch on a simple quilt - great job! I love that Brr fabric - can't wait for it to come out in the stores.

Mary said...

I'm geeking out about the rick-rack. I will definitely be trying that on a future project!

Lisa E said...

I want that fabric!! Beautiful quilt.

Debbie said...

Oh, I love this!! What a great idea!!

Megan said...

That is an incredibly cute and genius idea! And I'm loving Laurie's new line. I'll definitely be picking some up for the Christmas crafting I'll be starting soon for next year!

Marg M said...

This really is lovely thanks for the ideas and the demonstration.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Oh! I love this! The ric-rac is awesome! And these fabrics are so adorable, lucky you to get them early!!

Lori said...

I love this fabric, and the ric rac addition. It's great! I happened upon your blog today and I must say, I'm hooked. Nice to see some fellow Michiganders quilting. We vacation on the shores of Lake Michigan every summer. There's nothing like it.

Catherine said...

This is going to look fab! Love these fabrics, the colour combo and not forgetting that delicious ric-rac.

Anonymous said...

Been waiting to see what the final quilt looks like. Hope it is finished SOON so we can enjoy it too!
Denise in Saskatchewan

twin fibers said...

Thanks so much everyone!

Denise - I'm working on it!.. I ended up getting sick at the end of last week and it's slowed me down. :) I'm trying to keep caught up with everything. I'll make sure to take some pictures in the next couple of days.

~Jessica

Kim said...

Genius with the ric rac, MUST have a go!

carol said...

Off to buy fabric and ric rac. Nice quilt.

by Deva said...

Amazing!!! I love the colours!

M-R said...

Just saw this on Pinterest -- what a great idea! I'm using Brrr! in a Supernova quilt right now. Love what you did with it!

Corrie said...

I have to say your ironing is perfect - so flat & crisp. Darling darling quilt top!