Friday, January 15, 2016
Sweet Striped Baby Quilt
It's been awhile since my last post. I got caught up in our never-ending basement project - I'll share pictures soon - but check my instagram for a few peeks. Then the holiday stuff took over - the putting up and then the putting away. So now that those two huge time sucks are done, I'm back into a more regular routine and hoping I can post here at least once a week. I know there's a few emails that I need to catch up on so if you're waiting to hear from me I hope to clear those out in the next week.
Now onto the fun stuff. I just finished this baby girl quilt for my sister-in-law. She's expecting her first baby in March and the shower is in a couple of weeks. Her taste runs a little more modern so I knew I wanted to do something other than a typical patchwork.
The stripes are 1 inch cut and finish at 1/2 inch wide. It was a little tricky trying to iron the seams flat but so worth the outcome.
The back is a sweet print that I picked up from Joann's last winter and have been waiting for just the right project.
I quilted it in diagonal crisscross pattern. Kinda traditional but I didn't want to take away from the simplicity of the front with fancy swirls or loops. I thought about mimicking the stripes but I didn't think that would be the best treatment for the back.
I really liked how this quilt turned out. So bright and happy. I love the contrast between the stripes and the white background.
This one is being sent off to it's new home but I do have enough of these fabrics to make another. If you're interested just hop over to my etsy shop and look at the Sweet Stripe Baby Quilt.
~ Gold Shoe Girl ~
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