Tuesday, June 14

Half a Happy Baby Quilt

So the lucky (?) recipient of this Baby Quilt in Progress is not born yet but I thought I'd start early to allow myself some time to do a good job with this one. Obviously (see last post) there is no progress at the moment so this is what progress I made last week.

I started without a real plan, I only bought 4 fat quarters of Laurie Wishbrun's Urban Circus (and ended up only using 3 of them) and a bright orange Kona Solid. In the end I decided on doing a stacked coins quilt and pulled fabrics from my stash that went well with the Urban Circus colours.

I was glad to be able to use the Ikea Hippo fabric in this quilt. I once made curtains for Luna with that fabric and still have A LOT of it left! I will probably use some hippos for the backing as well. ;) Then there are some fabrics to soften to brightness, like the grey and white dot and the blue 'quilters linen' (love that fabric). I added some cute Saffron Craig Beetle Bugs in the mix as well. No idea where that Star fabric came from! And because I was missing some darker/medium blue tones I had to throw in some of my precious Denyse Schmidt Katie Jump Rope as well.  The orange solid as sashing was a bit too bright so luckily I had some white Kona solid hiding in my stash too. I'm pretty chuffed with the result so far! :)


  1. I love how it's coming along .. I love the urban circus and the hippos and everything! what a lucky baby.

  2. Such beautiful bright colours, lucky baby!

  3. It looks great Nicole! I have a couple of baby quilts to make this year too. I think both babies are due inOctober, so I probably won't start until...September. ;-P

  4. Love these fabrics! The colours are great. When I first started quilting I would use fabric from the same line. Now, I love to mix and match. My favourite quilts now have a mix of different fabrics and solids!


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