scrappy modern crossing baby quilt

Modern Crossing Baby Quilt | Flutter

I made two baby quilts for PBS Fabrics’s 2020 Quiltcon booth, and in the rush to get these made I never created blog posts about them! This Modern Crossing baby quilt was made with the Flutter collection by Ampersand Studios for PBS Fabrics.

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

I love the Modern Crossing quilt pattern because it has so many possibilities! The pattern comes with directions for a 2-color version, a 3-color version, and a scrappy version! I made this Modern Crossing baby quilt using the scrappy instructions.

I’ve made quite a few Modern Crossing quilts in baby and throw size! See them all here.

Using the scrappy instructions allowed me to showcase more of the collection’s prints. I love the bold butterfly motifs in the Flutter collection. I chose the main print in green as the backing of this quilt so that you’d be able to see more of it than the little snippets on the front. It is too pretty not to showcase in full!

modern crossing baby quilt with butterfly fabric

I chose to hand-quilt this baby quilt using light yellow 12 weight thread. I followed around all of the pluses and the chain in the pattern. The quilting is very subtle but adds a great feel and drape to the finished quilt.

One of my favorite things about this baby quilt is that it doesn’t feel too “baby”. I can picture this quilt being used past toddlerhood and into childhood. The prints are fun and whimsical but have a classic quality to them and therefore don’t feel too childish. The Modern Crossing baby quilt is sized at 39″ square, so it is definitely a quilt that can grow with the child it was intended for!

hand quilting details on a butterfly baby quilt

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