Mon Beau Jardin Project Tour

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Welcome to the Mon Beau Jardin Project Tour!  

Today, I am so excited to share a sweet baby quilt I made using fabrics from the new line, Mon Beau Jardin by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs/Penny Rose Fabrics.

These fabrics are beeeeeautiful!

I am absolutely obsessed with them and couldn't help but take 
about a million pictures along the way!

The pattern I chose highlights the fabrics perfectly I think.
It's a simple, classic, and FREE baby quilt pattern by my friend, Andy Knowlton 
of A Bright Corner.  Click HERE for the free pattern.

Whoops, how did this picture get in there?
Say "Hi" to my sweet little Molly.

This pattern is perfect for beginners and goes together really quickly.
 It's the Stairway Baby Quilt and it's based on the classic Rail Fence pattern (which I've never made before).
I'm kind of in love with this simplified version, actually.
It really lets the fabrics sing!

There is a great assortment of prints and colors in this line!  

I used Riley Blake's Le Creme Swiss Dot in Baby Pink for the background 
and Mon Beau Jardin's main floral print in aqua for the back.

The quilting was done by my friend Cathy Barney in Alpine, UT.  I love the floral design we chose called, Ginger Flower.  I wanted something that wasn't directional and had some nice curves since there are so many straight edges in the quilt pattern. 

I wanted to incorporate all of the fabrics from the line so my version is much scrappier than the original pattern.  The only fabrics I did not end up using were the sweet little stripes.  Not because I don't like them, but just because I thought they were too light.  I thought they would blend in too much with the background fabric.

I ended up not getting enough of the backing fabric so I used a little bit of a different blue floral from Mon Beau Jardin to piece the back.  I don't mind.  It gives a little "make-do" feel to the quilt (which I love).  Do you ever piece your quilt backs?  How do you feel about that? 

This is my new favorite quilt. It finishes at 48" x 48" so I'll probably give it away as a baby gift someday.  I might be a little sad to see it go but I think whoever I give it to will love it.  I may have to make a bigger version sometime to keep for myself!

Mon Beau Jardin is available in stores now!
If you want to see some more beautiful images of this fabric line visit Nadra's blog HERE.
And be sure to check out these blogs on the specified dates for more Mon Beau Jardin projects!

8/7/18 Jemima -
8/14/18 Ange -
8/21/18 Jennie -
8/28/18 Nadra -

I hope you've found a little inspiration from these darling new fabrics and sweet baby quilt pattern that I've shared today.  I love sharing my quilting journey with you!

Have a great day!