framed houses baby quilt

Stack of Folded Quilts by Salty Oat
I truly love incorporating screen-printed fabric into my quilts, so last summer I challenged myself to design a quilt that featured a fat quarter of fabric by Spin Spin, specifically Susan's "Houses" print in olive green.
Framed Baby Quilt by Salty Oat
Using three other fabrics---olive green, cream, and coral solids---I created a simple design which resembled a framed and matted piece of minimal artwork. I chose to work only with solids so that the Houses print could really shine on its own. I had enough fabric to make two almost-identical quilts: this one and a second one which I sent to the Society of Arts + Crafts' new store in Boston's Seaport District. 
Back of Framed Baby Quilt by Salty Oat
I backed this quilt top with a rather fantastical olive green-and-cream print from my stash, long ago gifted to me by a friend. After quilting it with a large grid, I bound it with flax-colored Essex linen-cotton blend fabric, which adds some fun texture to the quilt. 
Salty Oat Quilt Label Detail
While this quilt is the perfect size for a new baby, especially as a play mat or for tummy time, it would also be a beautiful statement piece over a mantle as an alternative to traditional framed art.
Detail of Quilts and Pillows by Salty Oat
This quilt is now available in the shop
All photos by Lindsay Hite