Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Quilt Project

I'm finishing the quilting on the Fishy Baby Quilt and now I've got another baby quilt to make! Seems that babies are arriving in herds lately! I kind of want to make something that matches their theme and they decorated the nursery in a Jungle-Safari theme. It's as cute as can be, but it's not baby-ish. In fact, I'm thinking it's just about the cutest nursery I've ever seen. The grandma told me it was more Ralph Lauren-ish. So in search of fabric I went. There are lots of very sweet jungle lines, but every one of them is baby-ish which is kind of the point of baby quilts, but that's not what I'm going for this time. So I searched some more and found this:


With one click, it was headed my way and now that it has arrived, I just look at it every day and think, "What in the world am I going to do with it?"

I love it and I do think it's just the ticket, but I often struggle with selecting patterns. I am thinking of something along the lines of a square in a square for the little focus animals. They are 3" square and I think that would make them a little more prominent.

Yes? No?  I'll just pull out coordinating fabrics as I decide on what I'm doing. I know I want to tone it down a bit with some earth tones. I do not want to make this harder than it has to be, but I'm hoping for a  classy-safari-baby quilt. :) Time is of the essence because we all know how fast babies grow!


8 comments:

Miz Karen said...

I made 2 baby quilt with a jungle theme for twin great grand sons. I used a lot of Laurel Burch fabrics and the "Take 5" pattern. Turned out really cute. Although I used the same fabrics and pattern, I changed the layout for each so they were not quite the same and used different colors for the back.

Nancy said...

Darling fabric - I love the vivid colors.

If the square in a square idea doesn't work, you might try a strippie quilt with coordinating fabrics.

Anonymous said...

I love the fabric. I did a similar one several years ago and made the animals the center of stars using various animal prints for the points of the stars. It turned out great.
Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

Nancy said...

I think the Warm Wishes quilt (http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/details.html?idx=5215) might be a good pattern for this quilt--it is fast and easy and is perfect for those theme squares.

Margaret said...

I just came across a pattern (free) that might work for your baby quilt. Here is the link: www.clothworks.com/collection.asp?ID=405

I hope this helps.

Nancy said...

I think square-in-a-square would be perfect for this quilt, Karin, especially because the animal squares are only 3". It's fun fabric for a baby quilt.

Staci said...

Square in a square is a good way to use this print. It would likely be my choice, too. The print is so detailed that I would keep it simple.

Sarah said...

I'm sure your will come up with a lovely quilt. Isn't there just a baby rush?! I've made two baby quilts in the last two months and have two more to make. A cousin is due in November and my brother and SIL in February.

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