I’ve been wanting to show you this finished baby quilt for some time now but wanted to keep it under wraps until I had given it to it’s new home, which I was thrilled to do yesterday. Please excuse our unkempt lawn, the hens like it that way (at least, that’s the excuse I’m sticking to!).
Some of you might remember that I made a matching patchwork cushion for the same nursery some weeks back, and I loved being able to use these fabrics again for the quilt. I am just so in love with the colours, which I think are both traditional and modern at the same time. I’ve used a similar quilt design in the past for a baby-girl quilt, but the final look was really quite different. I love that about patchwork.
This quilt features a mixture of both stitch-in-the-ditch quilting and a meandering stipple, which really makes the squares pop, and helps soften the effect of all the straight lines and sharp corners. I really enjoy adding different textures to a quilt in this way.
The quilt ended up a fair bit larger than I had originally planned, but hopefully this means it will last the little bean for many, many years and that he won’t grow out of it anytime soon. I can’t wait for his arrival in the coming weeks and to meet the little fella. I’m sure I won’t be able to resist posting more pics with him snuggled in it soon (though the hens will be most upset about being displaced as models!).