Monday, April 14, 2014

A Sweet Little Finish...


Little One is finally done and ready to send off to two lovely expecting parents!  They are so excited about the summer arrival of their first child and are waiting to be surprised about the gender.


This quilt is soft, sweet, and ready for crib cuddles, picnics in the sunshine or playtime on the floor.  I wanted to keep it as cuddly as possible, so kept the quilting to a minimum with some diagonal lines on either side of the houndstooths.


But to add a few extra special touches, I did a little hand quilting around some of the fussy cut bunnies and texts using some grey perle cotton.  It was quick and easy to do and I really like the look of the large chunky stitches!


I typically used Warm & Natural batting but wanted something softer with a better drape, so tried a Pellon bamboo & cotton mix this time around.  I like the results and will definitely use it again!


When I originally was pulling fabric for this quilt, I included a darker green from the Littlest line.  But when it came time to cut, it just read too dark to blend nicely with all the other soothing colors.  It does however make a fabulous contrasting binding.


The backing is a grey and yellow flannel print and it adds a gorgeous warmth and softness to the quilt.



Since our family lives overseas and we won't get to see them in person as often as we'd like, I hope this quilt conveys all our love and well wishes for this growing family in their parenting journey ahead!

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13 comments:

  1. What a sweet baby quilt! Love the little details you hand stitched!

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  2. I love the hand quilting in this quilt. It just adds a little something extra to it.

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  3. It's impeccable and the hand quilting touch is the best!

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  4. What a wonderful quilt! I agree - the hand stitching is the perfect touch :) And the dark green for the binding looks awesome!

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  5. This is just so beautiful! I love how you highlighted the bunnies and wordings in the quilt with hand quilting. Its just stunning!

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  6. Love those extra embroidery touches- so sweet!

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  7. How cute!! Love the hand quilting!

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  8. Such a sweet little quilt! I like the little touches you put in. They will love it.

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  9. Really beautiful! I love the little bunnies and your hand quilted hearts. Well done!

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  10. This is so precious!!! I love the hand quilted hearts, adorable:-)

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  11. Beautiful quilt, you did a great job, love the hand quilting

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  12. Is there a pattern for this? Would love to make it. Beautiful.

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