Monday, April 16, 2018

Petal Power Baby Quilt

I can't seem to stay ahead of the baby quilts these days, but thankfully they don't take very long to make. Some old friends have an amazing daughter and she and her husband welcomed their first baby into the family and of course that means that a baby quilt is in order. It all started with this sweet fabric that I found when I made my last trip to see my mom in February and I thought I'd pair it with this polka-dot from my stash:

                                           

I wanted to build a quilt around it, but I was stumped for a pattern. Sometimes I get bogged down when it comes to making decisions and I have to let an idea sit and stew for a bit. Pinterest is a big source of inspiration for me and when I ran across this photo I knew it was what I wanted
                                     
                                          Quilt for baby | by mimi'sdarlins

It's called Petal Power and It can be found HERE on Craftsy.

It didn't take long to piece and I love the finished result! I wish I had a picturesque spot to take photos of it, but in this parched desert country, a shot against the chicken yard is about as good as it gets


Or on the clothesline. Quilts on clotheslines are good, even if they are surrounded by dirt.


I pulled all the other fabrics from my stash and backed it with a soft yellow Minky:

                                   
Our dead tree is sprouting forth new growth!
                      

Jackie quilted it with a panotgraph called One Cloudy Day and I bound it with orange gingham:


It finishes at 49" x 49" and I hope it is well-used and loved as this new little blessing begins her adventure:

                                           

9 comments:

Donna said...

What an adorable baby quilt;so happy and lots of movement!

Dorian said...

What a great quilt Karin. I know it will be loved to death! All those bright colors and black and white, perfect baby quilt :)

Sherrill said...

So sweet..I know it will be loved and used!! The fab is adorable.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

It is adorbale!!

Tired Teacher said...

Fantastic quilt, and it's quite photogenic!

Judy said...

Oh, it is so nice. The flowers are bright and cheery. I love the minky!!

Michelle said...

I love this one! That fabric with the flowers and bees is adorable.

Janet O. said...

It is beautiful--I love your use of the black/white 9 patches!
I discovered how to keep up with the new babies--I only make baby quilts for my grandkids, and they aren't arriving in rapid numbers. I could never keep up with the numbers you create. You leave me in awe. :)

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Thanks for sharing that bright sunny springy quilt!! All we have here is snow and more snow. Not fun calving and the 2:30 am checks are getting old for us old folks:)

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