Monday, 31 August 2015

Strawberries and Sugar Quilt

Hello!  Don't fall off your chair, but I have an actual proper blog post for you today.  I finished this quilt a while ago, but I finally managed to get myself organised to take photos this weekend so I can share it here.

Strawberries and Sugar quilt

I started this quilt earlier in the year, when I was teaching a baby quilt class using this pattern.  It was a pretty quick sew, and I really enjoyed working with these lovely softly coloured fabrics.

Strawberries and Sugar quilt 

I quilted this quilt in an organic grid design, using fairly dense but not evenly spaced or perfectly straight lines. I used my trusty favourite Aurifil 2021 thread, but this time in a 40 weight, for slightly more distinct stitches.  The backing fabric is from stash, and is a pretty older Tanya Whelan fabric.

Strawberries and Sugar quilt 

I'm always delighted when a friend announces they are having a baby, and my lovely quilting friend Cathy announced earlier this year that she was expecting a girl.  Her baby shower was this weekend, so I washed and dried the quilt in anticipation of gifting it to her.  It crinkled up quite a lot due to the dense quilting - I really love that look.

Strawberries and Sugar quilt 

It's really hard for me to resist a striped binding, and that's exactly what I did here.  This striped fabric  from Stitchbird was the perfect fabric to finish off this quilt.

Strawberries and Sugar quilt

As usual, I stitched on a label before gifting.  I bought the "made with love" stamp from Typo last year, and I've used it a few times.  I've edited out the parents' names, but I think this will be my new go-to wording for baby quilt labels where the name of the baby is not yet known.  Baby is due in the next couple of weeks - I'm wishing Cathy a smooth and safe delivery and looking forward to meeting the newest member of her little family.

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12 comments:

Debbie said...

super sweet!

Camilla said...

A beautiful gift!

Dr Bobs said...
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Dr Bobs said...

We absolutely love it! Thank you so much, Adrianne! Baby girl will come to cherish it as much as we do <3

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So beautiful! It has such a sweet vintage feel, helped by the crinkle from the brilliant quilting!

Kay said...

I love everything about this quilt, from the dense quilting to the lovely backing fabric. Your friend has a very lucky baby. x

Marly said...

Lovely, snugly quilt; just right for a new-born!

Cut&Alter said...

Wonderful quilt and such a lovely label. I have never labelled any of my quilts but think I probably should start!

Cassandra said...

So sweet!!! Love your Quilt label idea. I have a similar type of stamp from Typo but never thought to use it this way! Care to share the type of ink/process you used?

Leonie said...

Gorgeous gift for a wee baby girl - no doubt it will be treasured :)

Carla said...

Very soft and delicate. Perfect for a little girl. It's lovely

Maryse said...

Simple yet beautiful in every way!!