Friday, November 19, 2010
A Whole Lotta Pink
I don’t sew with pink often. We’re more of a blue/green/brown house (it’s inevitable - with two sons and 21 nephews…go figure!) So when I do get to sew with pink, it’s a delight!
When I began this quilt, I called it “baby brellas” because it uses that cute umbrella fabric by Riley Blake. However, I quickly realized that because of the size of the stripes, you couldn’t actually SEE the umbrellas. So I changed it to “baby stripes” and I’m saving “baby brellas” for my next project. I have enough of the umbrella fabric (from the Rainy Days and Mondays line) leftover to do another baby sized quilt – this time I’ll fussy cut some umbrellas and feature them inside some wonky blocks.
The finished quilt measures 44” x 44” and is machine quilted in a meandering pattern. I added a few loopies here and there throughout the quilting – to make it just a bit more girly. (Like the pink doesn’t already add enough, right?)
I love just the touch of gray with all of the cute pinks. For the back I used a kona solid (I think it’s Petal) and I had three little blocks leftover from the front – they found a home on the back.
The binding I went back and forth on. I originally had another print chosen – one with some gray in it. But it just didn’t have the pop of this stripe fabric. This cute stripe is another Riley Blake fabric (can you tell what section of the quilt shop I am drawn to?) and it frames the quilt up so nicely!
“Baby Stripes” is now listed in my shop!
I’m linking up: