Rocco's Garden Fence Quilt is complete! This quilt is based on the pattern by Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs. I just love this pattern to pieces, and am not quite finished playing around with this design just yet...(wink wink). This quilt is a commissioned quilt for baby Rocco that was requested by two friends I work with. As per their request, I used blues, browns and I added some greens in "non baby" prints, with white sashing. I just love the way these colors work together, they should work quite well as a baby quilt, and work long into boy-hood.
As for the quilting, I used one of my favorites, an allover meandering stippling in white thread.
On my last trip to one of my local LQSs, I spied this Sweetwater Pure argyle print, and it literally jumped into my arms almost subconsciously, as it is the absolute most perfect fabric for the back of this quilt. Rocco's mom is apparently quite "preppy", and what is more preppy than an argyle print?? I made sure to grab some extra to add to my stash as well.
My co-workers also requested that I embroider Rocco's name on the quilt. I always get so nervous when I go to machine embroider on a quilt, I am absolutely terrified I will set it up wrong and ruin the quilt I spent all that time on! Aside from being ever so slightly off center, I'm happy with how the embroidery turned out, whew!
This quilt will be on its way to Rocco next week, welcome baby Rocco!!
Name: Rocco's Garden Fence Quilt
Size: approx. 45" x 45"
Fabrics: Assorted designer/quilt shop quality fabrics (Kate Spain Verna, Denyse Schmidt Picnics and Fairgrouds, Joel Dewberry, AMH Good Folks, MoMo It's a Hoot!, among others) Kona White
Binding: Brown with white geometric circles (from LQS)
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple in white Gutermann thread