This past weekend my sewing machine and I spent some quality time turning this fabric:
into this quilt top:
This is a commissioned baby quilt for two co-workers of mine. Their requests were that I use blues and browns, and that mom wasn't into cutesy nursery prints, telling me they decorated the nursery "preppy". Check, check and check. I rummaged through my stash and pulled about 9 different prints, throwing in a little green, because just blue and brown wasn't really doing it for me.
This quilt is based on the Garden Fence block designed by Cynthia of Hyacinth Quilt Designs. I think this was the perfect pattern to use for this quilt: clean, fresh and simple. It pieced together so nicely. It's piecing like this that really show me how far I've come in my 1/4" seam accuracy. I always think back to my very first quilt I made, I remember being so confident that I did everything perfectly...and then went to piece the blocks together, and everything was off by almost 1/2". Argh. Needless to say, this was close to spot on. I'm now caught up on my Bravo and E! reality television series while I chain pieced like a champ.
I'm hoping to finish this up soon, seeing as baby Rocco was born last Thursday, I'm sure he's anxiously awaiting his new quilt :-)
That is beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
So striking! I love this design :)ReplyDelete
Love the colors you went with! Looks great!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! You did such a great job pulling these fabrics!ReplyDelete
Rocco will think it's fab-o! Great color choices. They're different, but very suitable for a boy baby. Good for you with those seam allowances which are always a somewhat elusive effort. Very well done.ReplyDelete
This is even more beautiful than I imagined it would be! This beauty inspires me to make one of these! Fabulous!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I also love the simple design! I'd love to try this one sometime.ReplyDelete
great quilt! love the color combo!ReplyDelete
What a great top you've made. I have saved a link to the same pattern and intend to make when I get the right fabric. And the colors - oh - they are right down my alley - just love brown and turquise :)ReplyDelete
Wow, this looks fabulous, Jess! Very preppy indeed :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful! love the addition of green. the fabrics are great!ReplyDelete
Very Nice Jess... I love this design and have it my "To Do" list of patters.ReplyDelete
Your fabric choice is perfect!
Love the combinations of colours and fabrics. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic, Jessica! The fabrics you chose are perfect!ReplyDelete
And I'm glad to hear it came together easily . . . this quilt pattern is on my list to try, hopefully soon!
This is really beautiful and I love the color combinations! This is a quilt baby Rocco can cherish for the rest of his life and never be embarrassed by!ReplyDelete
Love it, that green you added is perfect.ReplyDelete
Love the pattern and colours, and as a bonus he'll be able to use it well beyond babyhood with the nice grown up fabrics :o)ReplyDelete
Love it! The colors are just perfect. And since it's not made with typical "baby" prints, I'm sure he'll love & use it for a long time.ReplyDelete
I plan to make this quilt pattern. Your colour and fabric choices are just beautiful! And rich! LOVE IT! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
I love the colors and design of your quilt, congratulations!ReplyDelete
It's great - Rocco is such a lucky little boy! (The green addition is perfect!)ReplyDelete