fast etoile baby quilt

Etoile Baby Quilt | Circus

PBS Fabrics reached out to me about making some baby quilts for their 2020 Quiltcon booth. These quilts never got their own blog post, which is a shame! So, better late than never ;). Let’s start with this Etoile baby quilt!

Want to see the second quilt I made for the PBS Fabrics booth? Check out the Modern Crossing Baby Quilt here!

This baby quilt was made with the Step Right Up collection by Suzy Ultman for PBS Fabrics. The collection is bright and fun! I love the main circus print, the illustrations are darling.

baby Etoile quilt made with PBS Fabrics

For this baby quilt, I decided to use the Etoile quilt pattern. I thought that the large bold design would work well with the prints in the collection. Because the pieces are larger, it allowed the main print to be the focus of the quilt. I’ve made quite a few Etoile quilts, probably because this pattern is so fast! You can see all the other versions I’ve made, including scrappy and thrifted ones, here!

I couldn’t help but use the cotton candy print for the backing, because I love cotton candy. I even own a cotton candy machine! Ha! I did some simple walking foot line quilting on this Etoile baby quilt in a light pink color.

Fun and fast Etoile baby quilt made with circus themed prints

When planning out this quilt, I did quite a few mock-ups. Because most prints are quite busy, I wanted to create a quilt that allowed for the prints of the collection to be the focus without overwhelming the eyes. For that reason, I ended up using a solid blue color for the background. I love how well the prints in this collection play with each other. You can see the solid blue color in the food print and the bird print above. This made for a really cohesive look.

I used a polka dot fabric for the binding to add a little playfulness. I really loved making this quilt!

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