Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First Finish of 2017 - A Baby Quilt


I made this for a friend's baby, who was born on December 27. I finished it last night, so I'm only a little bit late!



I only had this photo of their nursery to go by, so I pulled prints and auditioned them on my design board with my iPhone held next to them. I was able to find everything I needed in my stash.



I decided I wanted a truly improvisational quilt, so I simply started cutting blocks and fitting them together like a puzzle. It was not as easy as I thought it would be, but I enjoyed the process. To give it a little bit of uniformity I added a row of blocks in the middle.




I utilized some fabrics I've hoarded for ages - Patio Lights from Flight Patterns Collection by Tamara Kate for Michael Miller and part of a panel of I Heart You by Moon Cookie Gallery for In The Beginning



I had enough of Patio Lights for the backing.



Last night I added a low-volume border of black dots on white, an aqua binding, and a label.



I'm very happy that I now have a fence and pretty scenery for photos!

QUILT STATS:
Size:
42 x 32

Fabrics used:
Patio Lights from Flight Patterns Collection by Tamara Kate for Michael Miller
I Heart You by Moon Cookie Gallery for In The Beginning
Kona Solids
Gooseberry by Lella Boutique for Moda
Downton Abbey Lady Rose Collection for Andover
Ebony Pinhead by Michael Miller

Thread:
So Fine by Superior Threads #50 Genoa Gray
Purple embroidery thread

Things I Learned:
Improvisational piecing

8 comments:

  1. That is so adorable! I think you picked the perfect colors for their nursery!

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  2. This is just precious Linda. How awesome to have such a perfect bundle of fabrics. they really work well together. Your abilities shine here- the improv piecing, the wonderful low volume border, the binding- all of it together makes for one gorgeous quilt. Lucky Paisley!

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  3. How perfect for the room, and so pretty. Your fabric stash must be awesome!

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    1. Thanks Pattie - I would say my fabric stash is too big - lol!

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  4. Oh, Linda, I thought I commented on this before, but that must have just been on Instagram. I love everything about this quilt--the pretty mix of prints and solids, the colors to match the nursery, the improv piecing, the wavy quilting and that fabulous fabric on the back. I might want to copy that "pattern." It will be so fun to see your quilts in their new surroundings. I can see that you are really loving your new home.

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    1. I wish we could somehow have our blogs on IG! Not sure how that would work. ;) Thank you for your lovely comments!

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