Monday, September 12, 2011

Free baby quilt pattern with an interesting twist

There are so many free patterns out there. It's getting hard to keep track. (Which is why I like to talk about other people's rather than make my own!)

I ran across this Mother Goose one the other day over at Red Rooster Fabrics. The design was put together to feature a (surprise!) Mother Goose line of fabric, including the panel in the middle of the quilt.

One of the things I liked most about this quilt was the mismatched borders. Oh, mismatched sounds horrible. I mean, the fact that the side borders aren't the same as the top and bottom borders. So they don't match, but they go. It's a great way to add width or length when your center doesn't make for a properly proportioned quilt, and the execution here makes the entire quilt more interesting. Rather than just make the piano key strips longer, they did an extra border with the card trick block. Very clever.

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