pretty penny patch baby quilt

Generally I don't gravitate toward sweet, pretty fabrics, but I am smitten with this Palos Verde print.  It is amazing.  Since I have a friend who is about to have a baby girl after having two superhero-loving boys, I thought this sweet, pretty print would be perfect.
pretty penny patch baby quilt
The pattern is Rachel's Penny Patch pattern which is so quick and easy and sweet and would be great for a beginner and still a satisfying project for a non-beginner.

Since these colors are a little out of my comfort zone I was afraid that I wouldn't have much to coordinate, but thank goodness for Pearl Bracelets  and Kona cotton.  But working with unfamiliar colors was hard!
pretty penny patch baby quilt
The Palos Verde print is voile and this is this the first time I have used voile in a quilt with regular quilting cottons, but I didn't have any problems and it is nice and soft.

I almost splurged on another Palos Verde print for the back, but then I found this Hello Pilgrim print in my hoard stash.  The binding is the gorgeous Lecien color basic stripes which I don't think is made anymore, but if anyone knows where I can find more of this let me know! I am almost out.  
pretty penny patch baby quilt
This one will go to its new home at a baby shower later this week.  It has been so fun to make new friends here in San Diego and be able to share quilts with them.  

Fabrics used in this quilt that are still readily available:
Palos Verde Lunada Bay, here or here
Pearl Bracelet in Juniper, here 
Kona Cotton (I am not 100% positive, but I think this was Primrose and Camellia)
Littlest Simply Simple Silver, here or here
Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Stone
Le Creme Swiss Dots, here

15 comments

  1. Such a cute and pretty quilt! Love the combinations.

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  2. Love, love, love that butterfly backing. This is a quilt that she won't soon outgrow. I need to make a baby quilt soon to send to Ramona...San Diego area. It will be for my 2nd great-granddaughter.

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  3. I love that print too, but try not to buy white, haha. It makes for a beautiful baby quilt!

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  4. adorable!!! Love how pretty and soft it is, Penny patch is one of my very favorite patters, I love how simple and timeless it is.

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  5. Adorable! Great choice of fabrics, they mix really well!

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  6. this is so pretty. I love the butterflies on the back!

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  7. This is so cute! I'm going to have to get my daughter in law to try this next time we are together sewing. It turned out lovely

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  8. It came out positively dreamy! Beautiful FMQ too. I'm glad you found a stash fabric for the back. That always feels awesome. Smiling at the "hoard" comment =)

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  9. An adorable little quilt. I'm sure the new baby will love snuggling under it!

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  10. That small floral is so sweet. I think the colors are perfectly dreamy for a baby girl! And the backing is perfect. This is one of the prettiest Penny Patches I've seen.

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  11. These fabrics are amazing! and the back...swoon! Great pattern for a baby quilt too.

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