Saturday, 1 September 2012

Adding interest

I wanted to make a quick baby quilt for a new arrival due in the next few weeks.


It was quick but it left me feeling slightly 'ho-hum' about it and on further reflection I think those solid columns of pinky red are too wide.

Having been inspired by the quilting Krista had done on my quilt in the previous post, I decided to see if I could get a bit more creative with this one.


If you are curious to know what the  Empress Mills cotton thread sews like, I used it as the quilting thread and it (imo) adds a really nice definition and texture.

You can probably see the quilting better on the back....



It's going to be a Dutch baby, so some obligatory bikes and houses that remind me of Amsterdam canal houses...even if it did say NYC on the selvedge.



And on this occasion, I  actually prefer the back.

Ho hum!

23 comments:

  1. It is a really fun quilt and I love the way you experimented with the different quilting. Makes for a fun back indeed.

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  2. I think it's lovely! I'm sure the new parents will love it :-)

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  3. I love that adorable donkey with galoshes fabric!

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  4. Leuke stoffen en een vrolijke quilt. Leuk dat de nieuwe ouders straks kunnen kiezen welke zijde ze boven willen. Ze zijn beiden erg leuk!

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  5. Great quilting. I prefer the back too! That house fabric is lovely.

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  6. Love the donkeys with boots!

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  7. Hey, reversible quilt! I really like the back too but those donkeys are very cute!

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  8. oohhh, I'm really feeling this one! My eyes keep moving around and my brain is wondering how you chose the fabrics--I see so many different designers as well an an interesting concoction of print size and shape. The Wordplay is truly unexpected and I think it plays up the modernity of this quilt. Last but certainly not least, the pops of green energize the quilt yet tone down the hot pink. Amazing!

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  9. cute quilt, I love experimenting with quilying on small quilts

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  10. I really like both siides and the quilting is fab!

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  11. What a great quilt! Beautiful!

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  12. I think you are being hard on yourself. They all can't involve technical olympics like your last few quilts! Simple is good too. I like how you jazzed it up with the quilting and I agree- I love the back. Not ho hum...hi ho! ;)

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  13. Both sides are good and will be appreciated I'm sure! Love the FMQ - it is disgusting how you are so good at everything!

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  14. New to you . Love your quilts and where you live!
    Roberta

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  15. It's great -- front and back!!!

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  16. It's great both sides, but unless you sew on a label who's to say which is the back? ;-)

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  17. Very sweet. Love your combination of colors and cute fabrics! The quilting brings it all together into one very adorable quilt.

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  18. Lovely baby quilt - your used the fabrics superbly. And the quilting is darling. The baby will grow to treasure it I'm sure.

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  19. You are silly, it is beautiful. Imagine that quilt wrapped around a brand new sweet smelling baby, just perfect. And all the beautiful fun stitching will keep mom and baby amused as they sit together. Not ho hum at all.

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  20. Wow! This is a beautiful quilt. I LOVE the little horses in wellies, so unique! x

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