Saturday, July 8, 2017

Spring Splash Baby Quilt

This quilt came together very quickly. Not because I needed it for a baby (although I can't seem to make baby quilts fast enough these days), but simply because I saw the quilt online and had to make it. It is a free pattern HERE. I printed it out, pulled some fabric, and a few hours later I had a quilt top. I think I even bought the fabric at Walmart on clearance and I think it made a really sweet quilt.

This is the first quilt I've ever made using only 2 fabrics for the top. That's a new concept for me so it surprised me that I was drawn to this quilt, but I just enjoy making quilts that catch my eye. If I see it and I like it, I want to make it and I'm not worried about why or what kind of quilter that makes me.

Same concept with fabric. Sometimes I fall for an entire line of fabric, but I am just as liable to bring home random fabrics just because I like them.

The pattern suggests you use a large scale print, but I didn't have anything that I thought would work so this pretty cottage floral was chosen:


Jackie quilted this perfect rose pattern across it and I love the way it shows up on the back:


I paired it with this bright pink dot for the backing and this green gingham for the binding:


Who doesn't love a quilt hanging on the line?


It finishes at 40 x 40 and I'll be using this pattern again.


This quilt has an old fashioned vintage feel to me and I love everything about it and I hope the sweet baby girl who receives it will love it just as much.


10 comments:

Pauline said...

How charming! I have no excuse to make baby quilts, but....this one is just so irresistible! Maybe I'll must make it and give it to a grand daughter to present to one of her expectant or new moms. OK, so it's added to my bucket list. Thanks Karin!

Dorian said...

Good morning Karin, that is a really sweet baby quilt! The pattern is lovely.

Kathy S. said...

Very, very pretty! That rose pattern is gorgeous in the quilting. Great choice.

Tired Teacher said...

It is a sweet quilt. Thanks for the pattern link.

JanetD said...

Well I've made several of the star baby quilts you've shared, and there seems to be no end to the babies coming in our circle, so perfect timing to change things up a bit. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pattern link. A great quilt from Texas, Lonestar. Sort of. Enjoy your blog and the Picts.

Dotti in CT

Shelly said...

That's really cute! I like the idea of just using 2 fabrics. Helps a lot with the decision-making part!

allthingzsewn said...

Sweet quilt, your quilter always does such a great job too. Thanks for the link. I can see this in my future.

Janet O. said...

SO cute! I am not usually drawn to 2-color quilts, either, but this really works! I get the best baby quilt ideas from you. Problem is, I never get them made! : )

Dar said...

That is such a sweet and quick baby quilt. Thanks for the link. Now if I can just remember it when I need a quick gift. :)

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