Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A new(ish) finish


I recently completed and gifted this sweet little baby quilt to my soon-to-be-born cousin. Well, I really gave it to my aunt, but you get the picture.

I was inspired by this recent quilt from Ashley at Film in the Fridge, and the stack of pink and raspberry fabrics I bought at the recent quilt show.


Once again, this quilt was just a little too big to fit one width of fabric, so I went with my standard pieced backing. And I LOVE this back so much, it was the inspiration for some new blocks that are hanging out on my sewing table right now! More on those soon.


I quilted this one with fun flower chains running down the blocks. I am definitely loving the ability to experiment a bit more with my free motion quilting. It gives me so many more options! Though my next couple quilts will probably have straight line quilting, haha.


At first, I was going to keep this whole quilt pinks and reds, but the more I looked at it, the more I decided it needed some green. I debated backing AND binding it in green and calling it a watermelon, but I settled on just the binding. And I happened to have just the right fabric sitting in my stash!! Don’t you love those little drops? I think it’s perfect. And come to think of it, that bit of sass the green gives the quilt will probably match this new baby perfectly!


I also made a taggie and some cute burp cloths for baby and mommy.

Now we are just waiting for the new arrival to make her debut!


Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I {heart} this quilt. And the little surprise will too hee hee...

Taylor said...

I loved the FITF block as well! So cute, how did you make your burp cloths?