Monday 23 July 2012

Blue baby rainbow

I wanted to make a fresh, modern, baby quilt for a colleague who is pregnant with her first baby.  I did not want to include novelty fabrics with trucks, cars, or sports references.   Rita's Indian Summer Quilt provided the inspiration.

This quilt uses fabric from a number of ranges.  I love the raindrop fabric on the back and used for the binding which is from Tula Pink's Prince Charming collection.

Also included are a number of other fabrics from Tula Pink's Prince Charming range, some blenders from Riley Blake, a Michael Miller check, one of the Floral Elements fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics, a couple of prints from Valori Wells' Nest collection which I had left over from another quilt, and an indigo japanese quilting cotton.

I cut the fabrics into 8.5 inch long strips ranging in width from 2 inches to 3.5 inches.

Simple straight line quilting randomly spaced in a turquoise thread that blends with some fabrics and stands out against others completes the look.


Donna said...

Do you remember what the dimentions of this quilt was? I absolutely love it!

Michele T said...

I love the colours and that it's a baby quilt that will grow with a child. I am using this idea to make a quilt for my SIL who is turning 60 next month and I'll use Good Fortune and other blending fabric to make a good sized lap quilt for her!!! I can't wait to surprise her!!!!