It started out as the pink and yellow and lavender quilt. A project to utilize some scraps - to show what can be done with small pieces of fabric. Friendship Stars in yellow and pink and Rail Fence blocks in lavender. The lavender was quite a challenge as I didn't have much. I had to use some shades that were a bit of a stretch from what I had in mind. Lots of sewing. Lots of pieces for a baby quilt. Then I got to the border. I couldn't find a fabric that I liked. I was going to use a narrow yellow, then a medium purple print. I couldn't find anything that I liked for the purple. I settled for something a little bolder than what I had in mind. I started putting the borders on, but then came up with an idea. I had plenty of fabric and I was not in a hurry to get the quilt done, so it was the perfect project to try the Wavy Border. I love it! Because it's a small quilt, your eye can take in the entire border. The dark colors in the border and the small scale print in the fabric make the fabric choices perfect. I think the border makes a fantastic frame for the quilt. I tried to keep the quilt colors soft for a baby quilt, not planning on such a bold border, but I don't think it overpowers it.
I've been trying to take a Quilt With Feet phot of all of my quilts. I think it's funny. That, and it proves that the quilt is actually sewn together and not just layed out on the floor!
Since this is a baby quilt, I used a pink fabric with baby items on it for the back:
I've had this piece in my stash for a while waiting for a perfect baby quilt. It's a Moda. I enjoyed seeing it as I was hand stitching the binding. And, since it's just on the back, the quilt won't have a "baby" feel to it. I'd hate for the little girl to outgrow it too soon!
And the quilting? It is the third quilt that I've quilted on my new, old longarm!
A simple pattern with lots of loops. I used Sew Fine! thread in lavender for the top and the bobbin. I used Quilter's Dream Select Poly for the batting. It is a polyester batting that acts like cotton. I like the loft of regular poly batts. I miss that here. I'm not sure if it is the batt or the quilting. I'll take another look at it after I wash it.
I've had the quilt in my lap the past two nights as I've been hand-sewing the binding in place. It is a very comfortable weight and has a good drape. The quilt folds up compactly, but still has body. I want to bring this quilt to the office for Show and Tell tomorow, then wash, dry and wrap so it can be given to a brand new baby girl!