Friday, November 20, 2015

Baby Quilt Finish

A work colleage of mine is having a baby boy!  Naturally, when she made the announcement, my first thought was "Yay - I get to make a baby quilt!"  I almost immediately started looking on Pinterest for inspiration and then found this blog post by Kelby Sews.

There was no pattern or tutorial, so I took out my graph paper book and started figuring out how to make something similar with a small stack of brightly coloured fat quarters and some Kona Ash.


For the quilting, I went with a soft meander with a grey Aurifil thread.


For the backing, I used a super cute fabric with bunnies and metallic thread... it's just adorable (unfortunately, I cut off the selvage and forgot to make a note of the designer and collection).


I like that the back is so soothing and calm and balances out all the brightness of the front.

The finished size is 36" x 42".

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Anja Quilts for TGIFF.

Izzy

9 comments:

  1. I love the bright fun fabrics on the front of your quilt and that is the sweetest backing fabric. I'm sure your co-worker will love it. Congrats on your finish.

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  2. The colors are so wonderful! Your meandering quilting is great. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. What a fantastic baby quilt! Love the bright colors with the gray. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the lovely finish.

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  4. what a fun baby quilt......I am sure your friend will love it.

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  5. I love this. It's a great quilt. You should post a tutorial. I'd love to make one. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

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  6. This is a fun quilt. Love the colour mix, kid friendly but not too baby-ish. Something that will grow with the little baby boy. Well done!

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  7. Looks great! Nice contrasts to exercise baby eyes.

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  8. That looks great. Very appealing!

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  9. Very cute baby quilt! I love the colors you used.

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