Monday, October 12, 2009

Spring Quilt


Spring has sprung in Melbourne, daylight savings has started, and we are enjoying some warmer weather.  To reflect the change in season, and the extra spring in our step, I was keen to work with some green and yellow fabrics. 

 Finished quilt measures 30.5 inches x 30.5 inches

This baby quilt was made late last week and over the weekend the finishing touches were added.  The fabrics from yesterday's Sunday Stash were my point of reference for selecting fabrics from stash, and have been completely used up.  The  individual blocks that make up this quilt are pieced from 2 inch strips, with four strips pieced together to make a finished size block of 6 inches square.


The back of the quilt is pieced using  fabrics that are also used in the quilt top and an orange floral fabric from the Peas and Carrots range by Urban Chiks for Moda.  I have quilted this baby quilt with vertical straight lines. 


 My initial choice for the binding fabric was a really safe green and yellow stripe, but at the last minute I decided to go with something a little different.  The blue binding fabric is also by Urban Chiks this time from their 1974 range for Moda.  It adds so much more interest to the quilt, highlighting the flecks of blue throughout the fabrics that have been used to make the quilt top, and framing the quilt.


This quilt has now been added to my Etsy Store.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


30 comments:

  1. I love the blue binding. I really wish I had your eye for color and scale...

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  2. I love this... makes me think of lemons and limes! Adore the binding... I'm in love with the 1974 line! Plus it's so unexpected next to the green and yellow :)

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  3. Oh yes, the blue binding is perfect! I love these spring colours and the orange on the back is gorgeous xo

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  4. The blue binding is PERFECT! I've been following your work for the last few months, and look forward to each and every one of your posts.

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  5. You have no idea how much I love that blue binding. LOVE. You have such an amazing eye for color!

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  6. Another stunning quilt. I just LOVE your stash. You have the best fabric.

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  7. I agree the blue binding is perfect. Great colors all the way around. Love your Red Pepper Quilts ribbon tucked in the back. Do you just put those on the quilts you make for your Etsy shop?

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  8. Beautiful! You really know how to put fabrics together.

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  9. this is so cheerful and springy!! i love the orange on the backing.

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  10. I think the blue binding was an excellent choice! Great quilts on your etsy site!

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  11. I Love this quitl and feel very privledged to have been witness to some of the fabric selection! Think the binding is perfect and sets the lime and yellow off wonderfully!

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  12. Absolutely stunning and I think the blue binding is perfect!

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  13. Niiiiice! Love the pop of red/orange on the front!:)

    Spring....not here! It was 37 degrees this morning and that is pretty cold for this time of year in Northern VA!:) We actually have a frost warning for tonight!! Frost on the pumpkins....ugh...I'm not ready!

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  14. I love the little quilt! The blue fabric just makes it snap! Enjoy your Spring, while we hunker down for Winter!

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  15. I love the little quilt! The blue fabric just makes it snap! Enjoy your Spring, while we hunker down for Winter!

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  16. Love it!!
    I feel like a broken record because I genuinely love all your work!!
    Keep at it!!
    Andi :-)

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  17. This is great. I've promised to make a baby quilt, and you've truly given me inspiration.

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  18. Lovely! Really like the fabrics.

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  19. Love the freshness this quilt oozes....Stunning!

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  20. I wish spring was coming here!!!
    That binding fabric couldn't be more perfect, could it? Gorgeous!

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  21. That is a beautiful quilt and I also love the one you entered for the quilt festival. I love Kaffe Fassett. Thought your quilt looked familiar but it is like the one in his book. It is so beautiful.
    Have a nice day

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  22. You're so lucky! The winter has "sprung" here in Belgium;(
    I love the colors of your baby quilt!!!

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  23. I'm just finishing a quilt for my step-daughter using charms from the 1974 line. I can't get enough of your quilts - they are so lovely and well-made.

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  24. Wow! You have the most amazing eye for what goes together! When I first saw your fabrics, I wasnt so sure, but the finished quilt is beautiful! I would love to see a photograph of your whole fabric stash someday.

    Arabella

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  25. Oooh yummy -- blue and green -- one of my favorite color combos. I LOVE the blue on the binding -- it's just perfect!

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