Blue, orange, green….

I made Amelia this quilt for her first birthday. It’s called orange, blue, green….

No, it is really a St. Louis 16 and is a classic patchwork quilt design. It is also an awesome tool for teaching colors, when using solids. I chose Kona because that is what my scrap baskets are full of!

I made this one with 2″ finished blocks. 5 columns by 6 rows and finishing at 40″ x 48″.

Checkerboard quilt by Sewfrench

It barely hangs over the fence to capture all the blocks. This is how I balance all those shorter quilts on the fence! Clamp-on lamps, that’s right!

Sewfrench quilt
Yellow gingham made a perfect binding for this colorful little quilt.

St. Louis 16 quiltOf course, I had to add her name in embroidery. I always embroider the recipient’s name, usually in cursive though. This was different.

Checkerboard St. Louis 16  Kona quilt by Sewfrench
St. Louis 16
a vintage quilt design
by Sewfrench
40″ x 48″

Linking up with:
Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop

This entry was posted in 2014 completes, Birthday, Design, fabric, Quilting, scraps, Sewing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Blue, orange, green….

  1. lilypup says:

    How precious! What a lucky child! lily


  2. Pat in WNY says:

    Sweet quilt for an even sweeter little girl! I knew those clamp on lights had to be good for something else – thanks for sharing that tip , it’s a gem.


  3. Julie Fukuda says:

    I’m sure that quilt will be much loved. I guess I should be happy to have a park fence nearby for taking photos … of course not as picturesque as your setting.


  4. Clamp on lights? Genius! I have those same lights so I will be taking this tip with me next time. Beautiful quilt, Lori. Love the detail of adding Amelia’s name! Can you add a link to TGIFF! so your readers can find us too? Thanks!


    • Sewfrench says:

      You were too quick out of the gate! I was posting link ups as you commented M-R! Or maybe I should have added the links before I joined them? Hmmm I never know which order to do it if I have already posted the link.
      Thank you and thanks for stopping by.


  5. Preeti says:

    So bright, happy and cheerful – it will bring joy wherever it goes. The best part is this – it is a very simple pattern. Your choice of colors just makes it sing and dance!!!


  6. Kat says:

    Cute quilt! The simple design and solid colors look great!


  7. P. says:

    Bright and beautiful! Love it.


  8. Myra says:

    So simple and so effective. Just beautiful and a fun way to teach colors! 303 Kona colors to be exact!!!


Talk to me people. I get tired of talking to myself!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s