((so much fun to be able to write a quilty blog post today!))
The quilt that i blogged a peek of HERE, is finally finished. yay! When I was on my quilting streak before Noah was born, I was truly convinced that I would still have plenty of time to sew and quilt after he arrived.
I'm seriously thrilled that I had the chance to get just this one project done in the 9 months since he's been born. ;)
And I'm calling it "Scrappy Stripes".
It was 100% inspired by this quilt here. I love looking at Flickr for quilting inspo!
I wanted a project to use a bit of my long-hoarded Flea Market Fancy stash on, and this was the perfect opportunity. I just cut wonky & chunky strips of various prints that i liked and arranged with strips of white cotton in between, and seamed it all together. The wonkier the better.
In fact - it's so "wonky" that one side of the quilt is longer than the opposite. oops! but that's totally ok. Noah told me he doesn't mind. ;)
All of the baby quilts (with the exception of the every month "if it's a boy quilt") that I crafted while I was pregnant and waiting for Noah were made to match his gender neutral nursery - since we didn't actually know that he was a HE. And so this one was made especially for him.
My goal was to get it done before he was crawling - so that he could use it as a little playmat on the floor - but we quickly jumped into scoot/crawl mode this week - so I guess I'll just have to play on it myself while he scoots all over the place around me. ;)
As previously mentioned - the fabrics are mainly from Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy line along with her Katie Jump Rope line (both out of print) with a few other favorite polka dots and other prints thrown in. They were all in my stash already.
The actual quilting was free motion stippling with white thread.
The backing is super-easy -- almost all Kona white cotton with one big scrappy stripe running through the middle.
The binding is mainly an Amy Butler grey colored solid that I had leftover from this quilt - mixed with a few other prints used in the quilt - for a truly scrappy looking binding to match the theme of the quilt. :)
I attempted to get Mr N to model his new quilt, but all he really wanted to do was crawl away...
...until i tackled him for .2 seconds to snap this:
(he's picked up SO much speed in just a matter of days!)
Be sure to check back to the blog tomorrow - i have a SUPER FUN giveaway planned that you won't want to miss!!!