Saturday, March 9, 2013

a peachy baby quilt

I will admit, I was nervous that this quilt was going to be a complete disaster.  My sister asked me to make a baby quilt for her best friend.  I was more than happy to do it, but then she told me the colors: peach, coral, and mint.  I bought a couple of Les Amis prints and some mint colored Lizzy House prints, and then was very lucky to get a remnant bundle from Amanda with more Les Amis prints.

My sister told me that her friend likes chevrons, which reminded me of this quilt that I made a while back.  I made it by modifying Allison's wonderful Scout pattern a little bit.  I decided to use this pattern again but this time I wanted to make my quilt a little wider to take advantage of the full width of my backing fabric.  To do this I cut my fabric strips at a wider angle.

peachy baby quilt

Of course it did not occur to me that this would also make my strips shorter so the quilt actually ended up 2 inches wider than it is long (44"x42").

My favorite part about the quilt is the backing.  I am in love with this print.

peachy baby quilt with back

I had a really hard time getting decent photos of this quilt.  The weather in LA has been crazy for the last few days and it was a very strange color outside when I took these.  
peachy baby quilt back
I quilted diagonal lines 2 inches apart at a 60 degree angle which created diamonds.  
peachy baby quilt closeup
While I am happy with the finished product, mint green is definitely not my favorite color :)

13 comments :

  1. Love this---and the mint green! :)

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  2. This is fabulous! I admit that just a month or two ago, I would have completely agreed with you on the mint green, but my feelings are changing. I'm really starting to like it, especially with this coral. Great quilt!

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  3. This quilt is beautiful. Just curious how do you buy your fabrics if you don't have a particular project in mind? Fat quarters, half yards?

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  4. It's great Erica, even if the colours are not your cup of tea. And maybe it's the photos, but the mint green doesn't actually look too terribly minty to me. It'll be perfect for a baby.

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  5. I seriously love this quilt!! I'm even in love with the colors! Great job!!

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  6. Very sweet! I agree about mint but it's darling here with the coral!

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  7. This turned out so cute! I painted my bed frame and headboard mint green last summer and loved it, but now it's starting to rub me the wrong way. Nothing really "matches" it

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  8. I think it looks great. I would find it hard to make something in colours I didn't like. For me, it would be so much peachy pink! It reminds me of some terribly tacky weddings I've been too!

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  9. I really love it! These are not colors I would pick out either usually, but they go together so well that it makes me wonder why I wouldn't!
    p.s. The quilting is great!

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  10. It is a fantastic quilt. The colors look great and the quilting is amazing.

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