I finished up sewing the binding down on my Chocolate Sanctuary baby quilt last night and am super pleased with how it turned out. I used this pattern from Hyacinth Quilt Designs, and cannot be happier with this pattern. I have even turned over in my mind shrinking the dimensions of this quilt in to mini form for a doll quilt or a pillow, more projects and ideas to add to my list.
I was a little unsure of how and what I wanted to use to quilt this. With there being so much of that rich chocolate brown color, I was worried the lighter thread color would look too "in your face" I decided to change things up a bit and used a light aqua for the quilting (as opposed to my standby white that I usually use) and think it turned out quite nicely. The quilting certainly stands out, but isn't distracting in the least (at least I think).
I am also so incredibly please and proud to say that this quilt came ENTIRELY from my stash! I only had to purchase batting, which is on sale at Joann's by the way :-) Even the backing was from stash. I had a good bit of this animal Kate Spain Central Park print left over from Adam's quilt and thought this would be perfect backing, as the colors are very similar to those used in the quilt top.
I just can't get enough of those adorable animals. My "baby quilt fabric stash" is seriously depleted, so I think this means some fabric shopping is in order! I also really like how the aqua really shows up against the white of the quilt back. I'm going to have to keep in mind using light colored thread for the quilting in the future.
This quilt will be going to baby Paul, who has had a slightly rough start of things, spending some time in the NICU. Hopefully this quilt will help say Welcome Home!
Quilt Name: Chocolate Sanctuary baby quilt
Size: 44" x 44" square
Fabrics Used: Kona Chocolate, Kona White, an assortment of prints including: Denyse Schmidt Picnics and Fairgrounds, Kate Spain Central Park, Joel Dewberry, Robert Kaufman Metro Living, among others
Binding: 100% Machine attached, Denyse Schmidt, Picnics and Fairgrounds
Quilting: All over meandering stipple in aqua Gutterman thread
I like it! The aqua looks good.ReplyDelete
Really great color choices! And your quilting is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the color choices and that pattern!ReplyDelete
Love it! Great colors :)ReplyDelete
Oh I love it!!! That chocolate background could not look nicer..ReplyDelete
It's really pretty, a very effective simple design. In your quilt stats, I'd suggest you name your batting brand too. It's good information. My favorite is Mountain Mist Cream Rose or White Rose. What do you use?ReplyDelete
Looks great, as always Jess! :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I like the back as much as the front!ReplyDelete
I like it! The brown, with all of the fabric prints is awesome.ReplyDelete
Oh that is gorgeous. Love the colours and the designReplyDelete
The quilting is great! And I love the name too! It really suits it and the little guy it's for!ReplyDelete
It's really beautiful!ReplyDelete
gorgeous quilt jess - i have this on my list of quilts to make.ReplyDelete
That turned out so cute~ so striking!!ReplyDelete
Your quilt came out great! I've been eyeing that pattern for a while.ReplyDelete
Love this quilt, Jess. Your choice of colours is again superb!ReplyDelete
Beautiful finish, Jessica!ReplyDelete
I love how it turned out! Fantastic. Love your choice of quilting threads and the binding.ReplyDelete
I love everything about this quilt: the pattern, the fabrics, the colours, the quilting, the backing and the binding. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Another fab finish! I love the chocolate brown as a backdrop for these prints :)ReplyDelete
Quilt is beautiful, wish I could do that. Can't seem to find anyone to teach me and the online classes/courses I've purchased I haven't understood them all.ReplyDelete