In my effort to blog about my 2015 finished quilts, I am back to share a quilt I made last May for my cousin Jayme's then-soon-to-be-born baby girl. Jayme shared a few pictures of quilts that she liked and one thing they all had in common was sashing between the blocks. She also wanted soft, delicate fabrics that were feminine. I came across Bouquet by Annette Tatum, which I thought fit with what Jayme was looking for. I also decided on a pinwheel pattern to continue the theme. I chose a cream Basic Grey grunge for the background fabric, thinking that white would be too stark and also too difficult to keep clean for a baby quilt. As I was making the blocks, I thought everything was looking great. However, I was slightly disappointed in the final quilt top. The focus fabrics ended up looking washed out compared to the background fabric. There was just not as much contrast as I thought there was going to be. I should temper my disappointment by pointing out that the quilt photographed even worse than it looked in person, so I don't think it was quite as bad as it appears in the pictures. My cousin seemed to love it though, so I guess that is all that matters!
I sent the quilt to Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting and I love the quilting pattern that we chose, which was Pretty Paisley. I think the quilting really added to the soft, delicate feel of the quilt. For binding, I went with a pink & cream stripe from the Bouquet fabric line. I just love a quilt bound with a striped fabric.
The Bouquet fabric line had been out for quite awhile when I made this quilt, but I lucked out and found just enough of the floral print on blue to use for the backing fabric.
And here is one last look at the entire quilt. I hope Jayme, and especially her baby girl, Vivi, enjoy it and use it until it falls apart!
I don't have fabric leftover from this quilt, but I have been organizing my sewing room, and found 3 fat quarters that I don't think I'll ever use. If you want to be entered into the giveaway, just leave a comment with your email address! (US only please since I will pay shipping costs.) I will randomly pick a winner on 2/4 at 5 pm CST. (I will announce the winner with a new blog post, so feel free to follow my blog if you want to get a notification when the winner has been selected.)
Fabric: Bouquet by Annette Tatum
Pattern: HST pinwheel design with sashing
Dimensions: 40" x 44"
Started: April 2015
Finished: May 2015
Quilted by: Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting
Made for: my cousin Jayme's daughter, Vivi
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