1. Wow! Love this pattern and the fabrics you’ve chosen. Might have to get off my lazy butt and make this one, probably in aqua or pink. Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Thanks for sharing, it is gorgeous.
    I like the part about your inspiration.
    Have you seen the posters about the new show in the caves in les Baux de Provence?

  3. Wow, fabulous tutorial and gorgeous quilt! Manhole covers have never looked prettier. I read every word and will be back to follow all your tips often I am sure.

  4. Fabulous Kirsty. Love the pattern and thanks for the info on how you quilted it too. This is definitely going very close to the top of my list of what I must make! Thank you very much for the tutorial.xxxxx

  5. Lovethe quilt!
    Great tutorial!
    Love that grid too! Sometimes you areinspired by themost crazy things. You havemade a most striking quilt out of it.
    I love it.
    I’d already seen itin that Tangerine Flickr pool and wondered what had become of it.
    You’ve done areally GR

  6. Great quilt and superb use of color Kirsty! But most of all I am impressed and touched by the inspiration. Now you see the name of the foundry: Pont-a-Mousson? I grew up in that region of steel mills and iron mines, so it really hit home when I saw what beautiful thing came out from the picture of such a lowly telephone man-cover.
    Thank Kirsty,
    annick5424 at

  7. What a great post! Thank you! The quilt is so gorgeous and I really want to try it as well now! I love to see your inspiration and how you highlight the way cutting affects patterned fabric! Very inspiring! So, now I have to think about what would be some cool contrasting colour pairs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Great Tutorial…no baby’s in my future, though I would welcome another great grandchild if my only married granddaughter would decide to be a mother. Sigh!!
    Love the colors, not so traditional. Love it.

  9. Wow Kirsty, this is FANTASTIC! It has wonderful movement. And a fresh & happy feel so typical of you! Excellent tutorial too. You are going to see these popping up all over the world I’m sure! Pure genius ๐Ÿ™‚ Ros x

  10. I have read the complete thing – you know!
    This is a great tue – and a wonderful pattern!! Thanky for this – and I will definitly do it one day!!

  11. Thank you for the tutorial! I truly appreciate your links to the other sites – I had not seen your spray basting post. And the binding post you directed us to helps a lot. I must make this soon!! Thanks, Kirsty.

  12. Thank you for sharing! I love your design and will use it for my next baby quilt. The arrangement of HSTs as well as the quilting you did are most pleasing!

  13. Wow! Amazing pattern. I am going for pink and cream ๐Ÿ™‚ and maybe a bit bigger size, do you have a website? your imagination is crazy unique and organic love it.

  14. Saw this over at Pink Chalk Fabrics and just had to come see! I don’t know why but this quilt has captured my imagination more than just about any other I’ve seen lately; just lovely & so creative! Great tutorial too; I have several baby quilts planned as gifts this year and may have to do one of them like this! Thanks for the inspiration & instruction ;>)

  15. I’m excited by the thought of other babies snuggling up in this design. Pink and cream sounds dreamy cmicha1460; I don’t have a website (.com), only this blog. I’m sure you can increase the size of the quilt by continuing the pattern off the quilt, if you know what I mean.

  16. Kirsty, Great design!! I didn’t see it mentioned, but you could include that this is a ‘tesselation’ quilt as well. I love it!

  17. I saw this over at Pink Chalk too and just had to see the whole process – I love the colors and the inventive pattern as well. You should make a block of this and send it for the QuiltCon challenge!

  18. Saw this quilt on the Pink Chalk newletter & it absolutely took my breath away…..sooo beautiful, you did a great job on the turtorial (I’m new to quilting) & the pictures you gave on the stitching were so informative! Have to ask what is name (maker) of that great material that you showed in rows? Would love to find something like that.
    Thanks again, signed up for your email too…..I can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

    • Hi Nancy, that material was an Anthology fabric by Khristian Howell, the line was called High Society and the fabric is Orbs in Orange. It was also printed in green and purple. It’s about 2 years old now so a bit trickier to find – you could try etsy and see what you come up with. Otherwise, look for a large scale print that you could use to the same effect.

    • What a sweetheart you are for giving such detailed information. I did check etsy & found the orbs in green, which was also my favorite in a color choice for this pattern.
      Thank you, thank you again….I am such a fan of your work. I am so glad pink chalk highlighted your wonderful quilt & design.
      xo, Nancy

  19. I saw this posted through the Pink Chalk newsletter and clicked through because it is so unique – and orange! Learned a new trick too – the double thread no knot for binding!

  20. Absolutely love this quilt. Thanks for the great tutorial. No new babies expected at the moment..but three of my nieces have yet to have any…so there could be. Also, this would make a great full size, so maybe I will get one made sooner than later.
    CathyC in Alberta

  21. Awesome design, great colors, beautiful quilt! I have a little stack of orange fabrics waiting for me… I was inspired by that Tangerine Tango Challenge, but just need to make the time to whip something up. Thanks for your tutorial, and inspiration.

  22. it is absolutely Fabulous Kirsty! And the tutorial is very welcome and great. Love love love this post! You are such a great person for quilting, the end result looks so perfectly shaped and the corners all match sooo well, you are a master at this. I hope we can meet one day and I can see you doing it, I can learn big time from you.


  23. I’m so glad I’ve gone backwards in blog reading to find this gem!!! What a fabulous quilt. The design is just gorgeous and I happen to have a whole lotta tangerine fat quarters waiting for something fabulous. Congratulations on a really, really excellent quilt Kirsty! Hey, you may have been to late for the Tangerine Tango, but I think there is a 1/2 square challenge going on somewhere at the mo…Canoe Ridge Creations maybe? I hope you enter.

  24. THanks so much for this post! My nephew wanted a quilt and found this one – he wanted it to look “camo” so with my fabric choices and this layout – I think it worked. In teh camo colors – ya kinda also get the digital camo look / feel to it. I don’t have a blog but if YOu’d like to see a photo – comment me back and I’ll email it to you! Thanks again…I think it took like 12 hours of sewing to get the top together.

  25. Thanks for the tutorial Kirsty. I made the pattern yesterday. Easy to follow instructions and the layout graph was great. I used leftover fabrics from another quilt top. Shades of tangerine, some grey and a neutral background. It came up really well and has certainly improved my cutting skills. Thank you once again

  26. I am just finishing the piecing for this quilt – 4 more rows to go! I actually asked Pink Castle Fabrics on Etsy to pick out the fabrics for me which I purchased in one bundle. Like a couple other commenters – I have no plans for the finished quilt I just couldn’t get it out of my mind! I’m now starting to think what other color combinations might work. Thank you so much for sharing!

  27. This is great! I love the tangerine instead of the usual baby colors, and I’ll bet the baby will love it, too. I haven’t run across your blog before, but I’ll be back. You had me at “You Had Me at Bonjour”!

  28. So clever – never overlook any thing – design inspiration comes from everywhere. I am going to copy this pattern for my little girls sewing class. I think I will cut it and give each one of them a different row to piece. We can use it for a benefit. Thanks so much.

  29. Love the quilt– it’s been sitting in an open tab for a week while I study and decide what I want to do. Question: I’m a bit confused about the piece sizes. Your directions say 180 3″ pieces, then you mention making the half squares w/ 72 3.5″. Did I miss something? Just don’t want to errantly cut a bunch of fabric! Thank you for clarifying.

    • Hi Gayle, the 180 pieces are plain squares for the pattern. The 72 pieces (slightly larger) are what you sew together and then cut apart again to form the Half Square Triangle blocks. Those pieces are cut at 3.5″ so that in the end, when you cut them open and trim, they will measure 3″ to match the 180 squares. Hope that helps?

    • Yep, think I’ve got it. Now all I have to do is find really cool tangerines. I love the color and your quilt just shows it off. In my town finding these kinds of fabrics are limited. I’m web surfing, but have only found a couple that I really like. Sigh.

  30. You had me at the photo of the chevron baby quilt. OMG. The pattern is beautiful, and the tutorial is great. I’ve just started to hem the binding of the second quilt I ever made. CBQ will definitely will definitely be quilt 3 for me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • Well done on making it to the home stretch of your second quilt – sounds like you’ve caught the bug now, you poor thing! Hope the CBQ comes together nicely for you.

  31. What a cute quilt. I love your talent. Thanks
    for sharing. I reproduced it in EQ7 and plan
    to make soon for a Project Linus.

  32. Kirsty,
    This is an absolutely beautiful quilt and easy top follow tutorial. I love that you got your inspiration from a man-hole cover. I have a feeling I’ll be making myself one of these quilts.

  33. Wow, this is fantastic. I swore to myself I would never make another quilt after sewing my one and only. This is the only one I’ve come across that could make me second-guess my decision. A baby quilt is different from a quilt quilt, right?

  34. Beautiful! And maybe even easy enough for me, someone who has never made a quilt, to make! How would I go about making this into a full size quilt? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Shane, you can make this quilt bigger in a few ways – the easiest would be to just put a big border around it ’til it gets to the size you want. Another way would be to break out your calculator and increase the size of all the squares until the completed quilt is the size you want (the design will be the same, just scaled larger). Thirdly, you could keep the squares the same size and continue the pattern on around all four edges to get the size you want (the design will remain small, there will be more of it). It all depends on your own taste and how much math you’re willing to do!

  35. This quilt is awesome! Now if only I didn’t have so many other projects that I’m currently working on!

  36. Thanks so much for doing this tutorial for us all….I am not a very “modern” quilter but love this Idea for baby quilts can see it with animal prints ๐Ÿ™‚ I have just saved your line drawing for future reference …thanks again

  37. First time visitor here. Beautiful quilt; I love the tangerine and neutral colors together. I’m new to quilting but I’m sure I can sew squares together! This is my next project!
    Thanks – =^..^=

  38. Thanks for sharing your work – this has wow factor – definitley going to try this as being looking for something a little different – thanks again

  39. I love the inspiration behind the quilt! It’s so awesome! Who would’ve thought? Love your blog! I’m not necessarily a beginner quilter but there are a lot of things I don’t know how to do. When reading a blog, I get frustrated when I don’t know how to do something that is mentioned. Love that you give options of where to go to find out how to do a technique. You cover all of the bases on that! I’m very impressed. Beautiful quilt!! Awesome blog!! I will be back! Blessings on your quilting!Jo

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