Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I finished the baby quilt and it has arrived in its new home so now I can blog about it. I'll warn you that I really like the way this quilt turned out so I took a lot of pictures:-)
I changed the original design from Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Road, Rowan's Baby Block Quilt. I changed one block and of course I used totally different colors. I used cotton batting because I like the way it wrinkles when washed giving the quilt an old fashioned look. The binding was pieced from different prints. The quilting is diagonal lines, this is a simple way to quilt; I marked the first diagonals from corner to corner and then using those as guides and the quilting guide in my walking foot I quilted parallel lines one inch apart.
I went looking for a fabric for the back that coordinated with the colors of the quilt top but could not find any, so I decided to piece it with solid colors and add a strip of the prints used on the top. My inspiration came from the quilts in Red Pepper Quilts, her quilts are very beautiful and cheerful.
On the label I included a piece of the fabric I used on my babies' room, I thought it was a nice way to tie the cousins.
By looking for inspiration in several bloggers that quilt I found out that the style of quilt I most enjoy has a name Modern Quilts, duh, I never thought about it just knew what I liked. The good thing about this discovery is that there's a ton of books out there on the subject that I can use for inspiration when it is time for me to quilt again.