Jeep in the Wild is here and we couldn’t be more excited! The officially licensed Jeep in the Wild collection features four digitally printed panels, a pillow panel, and coordinating Jeep prints. When I saw the gorgeous panels loaded with vibrant color and detail, I was immediately drawn to the coastal print. The bright red jeep parked in front of a pastel sunrise and frothy waves seems to hold the promise of a beautiful, adventurous morning in the surf.
I used Riley Blake Confetti Cottons to frame the panel. The stripes on the top and bottom add height while imitating the colors of the sunrise.
I love how the solid fabrics frame and highlight the gorgeous colors in this panel while adding a very modern feel to the quilt.
The finished quilt measures approximately 60″ x 68″ which makes for a generous sized throw. To make this quilt, you will need:
- 1 Jeep in the Wild Red (or Beach) Panel
- 3 – 31/2″ x WOF Coastal Blue Confetti Cotton for panel top and bottom frame
- 3 – 31/2″ x WOF Marmalade Confetti Cotton for top and bottom stripes
- 3 – 31/2″ x WOF Daffodil Confetti Cotton for top and bottom stripes
- 3 – 31/2″ x WOF Vintage White Confetti Cotton for top and bottom stripes
- 2 – 5 1/2″ x WOF Coastal Blue Confetti Cotton for panel side frame
- 8 – 5 1/2″ x WOF Pewter Confetti Cotton for border
- 8 – 2 1/2″ x WOF Charcoal Confetti Cotton for binding
- quilt batting
- fabric for quilt back
To begin, trim the white edges off the jeep panel right up to the edge of the picture. Sew a Coastal Blue 5 1/2″ strip to each side of the panel. Trim ends even with panel top and bottom. Press seams toward darker fabric.
Sew three 3 1/2″ Coastal Blue strips together at short ends. Press seams open. Use this long strip to add a strip to the top and bottom of the panel. Trim ends even with sides. Press toward darker fabric.
Next, repeat the previous step with the Marmalade, Daffodil, and Vintage White; attaching the strips to the top and bottom. Trim ends. Press toward darker fabric.
For the final border, sew 5 1/2″ Pewter strips at short ends so they become one long strip. Attach to each side of the panel. Trim ends flush with panel top and bottom. Press toward Pewter fabric.
Sew the 5 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom. Trim ends. Press toward Pewter fabric.
Baste using basting spray or large quilter’s safety pins.
Quilt any way you desire. Free motion, straight lines or if your machine allows, wavy lines like this one! My machine has a wavy stitch, which I adjusted to the longest setting. This stitch made seriously quick work of quilting. I thought the wave design worked well with the coastal theme. I just love the little Sandpiper in the corner. So cute! Each panel also includes the signature of the artist, which is a nice touch.
Bind with the strips of 2 1/2″ Charcoal fabric. Amy Smart has a great machine binding tutorial HERE. I did end up with a bit of pulling, which I expect to happen when I quilt on my home machine. Because it is so slight, it will have no problem disappearing when the quilt is washed and dried.
Aren’t these colors delicious?
Jeep in the Wild is available now at local and online quilt shops, so pick up yours today! Share your makes with us on Instagram using #rileyblakedesigns, #fabricismyfun, #iloverileyblake.