I’ve always loved using Jeni’s quilt patterns, so the Arithmetic Quilt (by my friend Jeni Baker, In Color Order) using Quarry Trail felt just right! I had made the Arithmetic before, it’s always a fun quilt to make. So the baby Arithmetic was back on my must-make list again.
I made the Baby size of the pattern this time around. It was difficult to whittle down to only a few fabrics. I had cut quite a few different squares to play around with and finally landed on this combination. That’s the fun part, right?! I do love the puzzle of choosing fabrics and having fun with different combinations.
Batting, Backing, & Binding
The batting I used has been my favorite for a while, it’s a nice weight and has a beautiful drape. I typically order the Quilter’s Dream Orient batting from my local quilt shop, but I also love the Quilter’s Dream Cotton (picked up the crib size from Stitch Supply Co. for this one!). I feel like it pairs well with the Essex which is a bit heavier than a quilting cotton.
Choosing the most cozy backing is one of my favorite tasks about making a quilt, too. For this one I used a super soft gingham from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. I just love all their ginghams, you can’t go wrong! This particular one is their 1/4″ Carolina Gingham in Sand – soooo soft! What’s your favorite backing?
The binding is Kona Doeskin, which I think is a lovely compliment to Quarry Trail! It’s a nice neutral which goes well with so many colors.
- Pattern: Arithmetic by Jeni Baker (In Color Order), baby size
- Fabrics: Quarry Trail by me! for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
*Quarry Trail is slowly trickling out to shops. Be sure to check with your favorite shop! Or try an online search for “Anna Graham Quarry Trail” or check out the #quarrytrailfabric hashtag on Instagram.