Friday, March 15, 2013

Baby Quilts ~ A Custom Order

I have squeezed in a custom order this week for a baby quilt ~ a request for a quilt in the style of these baby quilts made way back in July 2009 when I first started blogging.  I rarely look back through my older blog posts ... I cannot believe it's been nearly four years of blogging already.  This is post #930.   
But I digress.  Working with the blue/green palette was refreshing and combining these prints with a plain linen/cotton blend adds texture and a touch of luxury.  This was a quick and simple project made during a lengthy spell of unusually warm hot weather and a great way to use my stash.  


I think you'll recognize many of the fabrics used.

For the back of the quilt I have used a fun print by Barbara Jones from the Cruzin' Collection (Henry Glass), and binding fabric is from Pat Bravo's Carnaby Street Collection (Art Gallery Fabrics).  
Already shipped!
And whilst my my blue and green fabric stashes were already upturned I thought it wise to cut an extra set of squares for a second baby quilt.   I enjoy every stage (even the basting!) of making a baby quilt but as always I particularly enjoy collating the fabrics.
This second baby quilt has already been snapped up by a keen customer and is now making it's way across the Pacific Ocean.  


King's Road in Lemon, Turquoise, and Fuchsia 
from the Carnaby Street Collection by Pat Bravo

Binding fabric for both quilts is from Pat Bravo's Carnaby Collection, it is such an effective binding fabric that I have ordered more.  You will more than likely see it used again.


Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo is available here:

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Rita! Simple quilts are just so perfect.....

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  2. Beautiful. I love the backing.

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  3. Really cute. And maybe you don't, but I go into your archives ALL the time. Hope that doesn't make you feel weird or anything. :-D

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  4. Gorgeous! I'm a blue/green kinda gal so I'm really drawn to the fabrics in these quilts. I love the straight line quilting too, just perfect!

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  5. Such cool and peaceful colors for these lovely baby quilts! I love the straight line quilting and the darling bicycle backing!

    MGM

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  6. I love everything about these, especially love the one with linen!

    Due to allergies I prewash all of my fabrics and so never use precuts. The thought of cutting all of those single squares out of so many different fabrics, and the ensuing mess I would be left with, serve to deter me.... for now.

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  7. Love that bicycle fabric for the back. The blues & greens are indeed refreshing. Beautiful.

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  8. Its beautiful as always. I have a general question regarding the pictures of your quilts, there's hardly ever a background, only the quilt. How do you do that?

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  9. Sweet quilts Rita. I have a question for you. When you use a check or spot or some other regular print for the binding of a quilt, how obsessive are you about cutting the bind along the print? Very rarely are fabrics printed square which drives me crazy! So I am always torn between following the print (not square) or just squaring the fabric up and cutting across the repeat of the print. Hope that makes sense! Would love to hear your thoughts. Ros x

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  10. You inspire me alot with your wonderful colour choices. If only I was as fast as you making them. My little baby quilt is still being sewn together and I cut the squares out weeks ago. The backing is amazing too

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  11. Wonderful colour selection and the fabrics blend so well. Simple and classic.

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  12. Hi Rita, Love your quilts - all of them. How big do you make your baby quilts? I am always so indecisive about how bit they should be. And I also would love to hear your reply to Bloom's question about the fabrics used for the binding of the quilts. Keep quilting!!!

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  13. Very sweet quilts, and I love the choices of backing and binding fabrics!

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  14. Very very cool. Both are just delightful, Rita. Your bindings are always a cheerful surprise and add so much to the overall quilt-you are my queen of best bindings.

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  15. beautiful quilt, beautiful fabrics and as I live near London I love the names of the fabric too!

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  16. Wow - 930 posts!
    Cute quilts - I really love the bike fabric you used on the back.
    Cheers,
    Karen

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  17. Beautiful baby quilt - so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Another wonderful quilt! Love the mix of blues, greens, gray and white. Perfect binding, as always!

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  19. It amazes me how fast you are able to churn these out, when I plod away for months at one small baby quilt project! And I love the simplicity of the squares, and the nostaglic fabric prints. Very lovely.

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  20. Gosh, this post seems to have inspired a few questions! I was also going to ask about what size these quilts are. I have two baby quilts to make in the next couple of months and have been completely inspired by this palette, especially seeing as the sex of these babies is unknown. Gorgeous colours for a boy or girl.

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  21. Your quilts are so unique to you Rita. You can blend many fabrics and come up with a treasure every time. Its not like using one whole line, it's a variety yet they all blend as if they were ment to be together. I have never seen anyone else do that and I doubt anyone else could. I see your quilts and just love them, and I think that's the reason you can not keep them in stock after you make them. You are one special quilter Rita and what a blessing to the quilting world you are!

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  22. Thank you so much for enjoying my King's Road fabrics!

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