Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pink in the Summer

The most recent baby quilt was finished on one of the few rainy days we've had in the last few weeks.  I love making baby quilts--they take very little time and investment in fabric but give so much pleasure.  I know that most new mums are very well equipped for their little ones, but not too many people make something themselves.  Anyway, knowing that a little girl is on the way, I went with a pink festival in simple blocks that show the fabric.

I love the eye of the tiger peeking out of the darker blocks.  I considered fussy cutting to get the whole face, but liked the randomness of the half face. A simple dark blue polka dot binding set off the lovely Tula Pink prints.

As usual, I did straight line quilting, but was pleased with how the lines converged in the centre of each block. Yes, they are straight lines, but the fabric is bunched a bit!

I used a Peter Rabbit print for backing ( a stash find!). The new mum had a pet rabbit as a child that she called "buny", so I thought it fitting.

In my last post I mentioned that the porch squirrels were getting too tame, and here's the latest glamour shot as proof. No fear there!

They like to snooze under the bird feeder in case treasures rain down from above.

I can't believe myself, but I'm ready for the next project--a quilt for my son.  Recently I went to Ontario to visit a friend and made a little detour to visit Mad About Patchwork, a bricks and mortar quilt shop that also sells on line.  (I had bought from them in the past) A lovely shop with very helpful staff and I ended up with this masculine assortment of fabric.

Have a great week.  I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and Sew Fresh Quilts.


  1. Great baby quilt! I love the snowball block!

  2. Your baby quilt is so cute, nice idea for charm squares! My mum has a similar tame squirrel that eats everything she puts down for the birds, buries everything in sight and ruins any new plants.. she actually caught him burying a Cadbury's Creme Egg last year!

  3. It's a lovely little quilt, great backing choice and I love the binding. Your wildlife photo's are lovely. I get squirrels in my garden but not as tame as that.

  4. Love the pinks. I'm sure the little girl will be so happy playing with it!

  5. I love the Tula Pink pinks you used in this quilt. You picked a great quilt design, very interesting and it allowed the larger scale prints to shine.

  6. What a fun way to show off all those Tula Pink pinks! I really like the bundle for your next quilt, too. It brings back fun memories of paint-by-number when I was a kid.

  7. I enjoy making baby quilts too, they are so satisfying and usually very well received. It was the desire to gift something handmade for a newborn baby girl which started me on my quilting journey nearly seven years ago.