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.



Tish Stemple said...

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.

Amy said...

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

Heide said...

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

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

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

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

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.

Dominique said...

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!

Claire said...

Looks great! Nice contrasts to exercise baby eyes.

Anonymous said...

That looks great. Very appealing!

Cheryl said...

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