Scrap Republic - Beeline {times two}

As promised, I'm back with another project inspired by Scrap Republic - this time a strip quilt named Beeline.

I followed directions given in the book pretty closely since I wanted to achieve the same rainbow effect as the pictured quilt. I did, however, change the dimensions once again. I made it a little bigger and my finished quilt measures 34 x 37 inches. I made a quilt backing using 3 strip of wonderfully soft flannel, did a straight line quilting along each strip, and bound it using black and white Michael Miller fabric from his Little Mikes collection.

Here it is, all finished.

I thought it would make a great gift for my very pregnant neighbor. Just one "tiny" glitch, she's expecting twins (a boy and a girl) so one quilt, of course, would not cut it. That's where my second Beeline quilt comes in.  I decided to make another quilt using the same dimensions and pattern, just more boyish fabrics. I also limited my color palette to mostly white, green, and blue, with some touches of gray thrown in. This was the result.

I did the backing the same way I did it for my first quilt and joined 3 strips of flannel together, did the same straight line quilting and finished the quilt using the same fabric for binding.

I love how they both turned out.

Both of these quilts were a lot of fun to make and came together rather quickly. And I love how they are similar, but not the same, just like the twins, right?

Have a great evening, Svetlana.