You may have figured out by now that I love challenges, especially sewing challenges. You see, I am a bit of a procrastinater (the kind that waits until the day of a baby shower to finish up binding on the gift and then puts it in the wash 1 hour before the shower and then her washing machine gets stuck on the spin cycle with 7 minutes left and then she is an hour late to the shower...yep, that's me!). So, when Amy of Amy's Creative Side (LOVE HER!!!) posted another One Thing, One Week challenge I was all over it. Of course, it always helps when you have a project that needs to be completed anyway.
|Thanks to my middle monster, Sam, for holding this up for me in the cold wind!|
This little baby quilt was lovingly made for my cousin's precious bun~in~the~oven, Alexandra. I knew when I saw this quilt I wanted to make one like it. When Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson! announced she was hosting a QAL (quilt~a~long) using her pattern for the quilt I jumped at the opportunity.
Back in November I asked my cousin to bring the curtains for her darling baby's nursery to Thanksgiving dinner (I am typically not this organized, seriously!). I compared the colors to my Robert Kaufman Kona Solids color swatch board and matched the solids up with some prints I had in my stash. I think it matches the curtains pretty perfectly!
|This picture shows truer colors than the ones taken outside|
For the back I cut different width strips of the Kona Cottons...grass green, tangerine, dark violet, papaya, bright pink, jade green, peach & snow (some purchased at Fabric.com & some at Hobby Lobby).
You are probably thinking that the quilting is a little crazy. Well, it is. I did it on purpose though. I haven't dove into the world of FMQ (free motion quilting) so that wasn't an option for me. The random straight lines reminded me of falling stars so I went with it ;) For the binding, I used this super cute black fabric with itty bitty white polka~dots. I just fell in love with it (seriously, it makes me giddy!).
Oh, I almost forgot! I tried my hand at a little hand embroidery, or maybe it is hand stitching, I am not really sure. Either way, it didn't turn out horribly and I think it added that little something special every quilt needs. I kept telling myself that all of the mistakes gave it more character ;)
I want to thank Amy for keeping my behind in gear on this project and Elizabeth for providing the inspiration.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!