If I’m making a quilt for someone, I try to ask them, “What colors are you decorating your baby room?” I most often find myself coming home, looking at my limited stash, and thinking, “I’ll just get them something from their Target registry.” I just don’t have that much fabric on hand, I guess.
I asked my aunt about my cousin’s baby room, she just said “no pink or pastels.” Well, considering all of my already made baby girl quilts have pink and pastels, I almost started the trip to Target when I found a box of fabric from Anthology that I bought at Spring Market here in Salt Lake. It was perfect.
I like the fabric collections that are color coordinated, but aren’t at all “matchy-matchy.” This collection is of that type. It has bold, bright colors and flowers, but isn’t overwhelmingly feminine.
I wanted this quilt to be like a coin quilt, but I thought it needed a little separation between the fabrics, so I added these strips of background Kona fabric between the patterned fabrics. I like the look. I think perhaps I might have to make a boy quilt like this soon.
I used Holly Holderman’s Dolly Dresses Dots for the back. I am almost out of large panels of my Dolly Dresses fabric. I never thought I would see the day. I still have enough to play with, though. This piece was not quite big enough for this particular quilt, so I added an extra coin strip to the back. Ignore the huge wrinkles. They are from the drying process.
I quilted it in a standard free motion meandering design with light thread, and bound it using Metro Living in this dark orange. I love the look of an orange binding.
I will hopefully ship this off to my cousin tomorrow in anticipation of Baby S’s arrival.
This quilt was 40 x 53 inches before washing. I forgot to measure it after washing, but it is probably smaller 🙂 but still a pretty nice sized crib quilt.
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