Done on time and ready to be delivered tomorrow.
The mom-to-be, my niece E, lives in Florida and likes Art Deco design and colors. The baby is a girl. My other niece N and her husband, as well as my brother the grandpa-to-be, live in the Phoenix area and are coming for dinner and to see our new home tomorrow. I'll pass the quilt to N who will take it to E when the Arizona member's of E's family go down to Florida when the baby comes.
This is definitely one of my favorite baby quilts ever. And the backing couldn't be more perfect for it.
The strong sun shows the texture from the quilting well, but washes out the colors. The colors look better in the shade.
The top measured 48" square and after quilting and washing the quilt came out at 46" square.
I would definitely make this pattern again, with a modification. The blocks are were inspired by Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework and I'll definitely use this block design again. Next time instead of including the white strips in the block itself, I'll treat them as sashing so the top and bottom edges of the center will come out even without all the fussing and finagling I had to do to make this work.
Like I said, one of my most favorite ever baby quilts. Even my husband likes this one, and he very rarely comments on my quilts. I hope the new mom will like it.
Link Ups: Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Alycia Quilts, Wendy's Quilts and More, My Quilt Infatuation
It's beautiful, Jan, and you are right that there couldn't be a more perfect backing for the quilt. I hope you have a nice time with family tomorrow and that the mom to be and new baby adore the quilt.ReplyDelete
I absolutely, positively, adore this quilt! It's perfect!ReplyDelete
It’s beautiful Jan!!! It looks bigger than 46”.ReplyDelete
My favorite, too! It's definitely on my radar.ReplyDelete
Your quilts are always wonderful but you outdid yourself with this one! Love it!ReplyDelete
wonderful finish and love the color pallet.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous gift, Jan! Mom and Baby are sure to LOVE it!!!ReplyDelete
It turned out so beautifully, Jan! The texture is divine and I'm sure your niece will love it :)ReplyDelete
Love it! I suspect the new mama is going to be thrilled with this quilt. :-)ReplyDelete
This wound up with a very modern geometric feel. It does look quite art deco style.ReplyDelete
Wow Jan - this is lovely! I really like the colors you chose. I am sure it will be loved for years!ReplyDelete
PERFECT!!! And I love the way that this awesome quilt is going to get to baby!! Family effort - too cool!!!ReplyDelete
I can see why this is one of your favorite baby quilts. It's adorable! And the backing IS perfect. Congrats! on a great finish.ReplyDelete
It is a wonderful quilt…..one of my faves too :)ReplyDelete
This is a happy beautiful quilt! Love the colors very much together!ReplyDelete