Trinity Quilt featuring Bee Basics fabrics designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

Trinity Baby Quilt with Lori Holt Bee Basics

Trinity Baby Quilt featuring Lori Holt's Bee Basics fabrics designed for Riley Blake Designs

Hello, friends! Today I am seriously excited to share this fun little quilt with you!

Lori Holt Bee Basics and Bee Backgrounds fabrics designed for Riley Blake Designs

When I got my hands on Lori Holt’s new Bee Basics fabrics (available in stores this month), I was impressed by how bright and how saturated the colors were.

Lori Holt Bee Basics and Bee Backgrounds fabrics designed for Riley Blake Designs

The yellows and oranges were so gorgeous, I knew immediately I wanted to use them to make the Trinity Quilt featured in Siobhan Rogers’ BY THE BLOCK book.

Trinity Baby Quilt featuring Bee Basics fabrics designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

This quilt features three patchwork circles on a solid background, which really makes those circles pop! This is my first time making a quilt with curves, and while it really wasn’t difficult, I did learn a lot as I was machine quilting it. Notice the lower right of the top circle — The fabric ended up bunching a little here. That is something I would need to think about next time as I am basting so I make sure the fabric is nice and taught in those curved areas.

Trinity Quilt featuring Bee Basics fabrics designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

I used the “echo quilting” technique, meaning I simply followed the shape of the circles. In her BOOK, Siobhan says that for machine quilting, this technique and straight line quilting are good choices.

Trinity Baby Quilt featuring Lori Holt's Bee Basics fabrics

This quilt is much larger in the book, but I opted to make it smaller, which works perfectly for a baby quilt or even a throw.

Trinity Baby Quilt: Riley Blake Designs

You know when it comes to the quilt back, I love to have a little fun. This time, I decided to use the totally awesome Military Max Military Men print with some additional scraps along the side.

Trinity Baby Quilt featuring Lori Holt's Bee Basics fabrics

Isn’t she gorgeous? I love the idea of keeping baby quilts simple so they are sure to get lots of love and wear and tear. Make them too fancy and mom will feel like it’s too nice to use. You don’t have to sacrifice style when you make them simple. This quilt is proof that a simple design can make a big impact!

Bee Basics designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

Bee Basics are scheduled to arrive in stores this month.

Bee Backgrounds designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

And did you notice the low volume prints? Lori has designed a fantastic array of Bee Backgrounds that you will not be able to live without! Bee Backgrounds are scheduled to arrive in July, so start planning!

Trinity Baby Quilt featuring Lori Holt's Bee Basics fabrics designed for Riley Blake Designs

Happy Sewing!

Julia