Friday, 22 February 2013

Sweet and neutral baby quilt

I finished up this baby quilt a couple of days before the baby shower for my colleague on Sunday.  I'm really happy with how it turned out, and, more importantly, it was very well received by the mother-to-be.  I didn't consult with her before making this quilt, so I'm glad she liked it!  I had the colours in mind anyway before I started, and my ideas were confirmed when she showed me a couple of fabric samples for the nursery.

Green and blue baby quilt

The quilt top was inspired by the piecing I did on my scrappy trip along quilt.

Blue and green baby quilt

The back is a giant nine-patch, which I think complements the top, and, not coincidentally, allowed me to use two fabrics from my stash.

Flea market fancy baby quilt

In fact, the only fabric in this quilt that isn't from my stash is the binding.  I do love the Flea Market Fancy print though, so I think I might need to add some to my stash.

Text print baby quilt

There is a pretty wide mix of fabrics in this quilt top - I tend to steer away from fabrics aimed specifically at children, even for a baby quilt.  Initially, I quilted just the cross-hatch grid in the beige squares, but it wasn't quite enough.  I know stitch in the ditch quilting isn't trendy, but this quilt just called out for it.  I used a 50 weight Wonderfil thread that blended in to the background colour - I generally prefer quiet quilting like this.

Beige patchwork baby quilt

Even with batting and backing fabric, light can still shine through the quilt - I love the effect of that.

Gender neutral baby quilt

This is the quilt after I washed it - it crinkled up really nicely.


Quilt Stats
Finished Size:  48 inches square.
Fabric: Freespirit Designer Solid in Sand Dune, a variety of prints (feel free to ask if you want to know what any of them are).
Backing: Windfield in Citrus from the Wrenly collection by Valori Wells, Tile in Light Blue from Paris & Company by My Mind's Eye.
Binding: Eyelet in Green from Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit.
Pieced and quilted by: me, on my domestic sewing machine.

Linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, and TGIFF, this week hosted by Gingersnap Quilts.

8 comments:

Kirsten said...

This is so beautiful - love the patchwork blocks and your quilting is perfect!

Patchwork and Play said...

Another beautiful quilt Adrianne! I absolutely adore that backing fabric that looks like dandelions! Great job!

dutchcomfort said...

Love your babyquilt Adrianne!

Erica said...

I love it! Great minds must think alike, I started a 16 patch earlier this week because I loved making my scrappy trip along so much. Those little squares are so fun!

letsbeoriginal said...

Love everything about your quilt! The piecing just just perfect, and I love how you quilted it.

Maja said...

Realy modern touch!
Fine!!!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Very pretty!!

Sara said...

I like the 9 patch on the back especially!