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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Changing Gears

Wedding Memories Linger, and they will have to linger a while longer (see previous post) :). A few weeks ago, I showed you the bumper pads I made for my new granddaughter's crib. We went to Asheville for the holiday weekend and I also made the crib skirt while we were there. My DIL has chosen this wonderful print (Kumari Garden by Dena Designs) for the crib skirt and the curtains. The walls are painted this soft blue/aqua color - it's simply beautiful!
I finished the curtains and sent them up to her. I hope to have a picture to share soon. In the meantime, I've been trying to design a baby quilt using this fabric. I decided to use this print as the focal fabric (since it had all the colors to tie the room together) and my jumping off place for the colors.

This fabric has so much vivid color in it, I decided to let the fabric be the star and just pulled out the pink. The large petals are hand appliqued.

I designed this on EQ7 - this is the Joseph's Coat block. I will use the focal fabric for the border also. Each one so far gets a little better. Applique is definitely a skill that suffers if you don't use it. But it's coming back. The first block turned out so "rough" that I've decided to use it for the label on the back LOL!!

I'm thinking a small aqua inner border and the red stripe for the binding. There are a couple more elements to the quilt I'll show next time (I haven't made them yet) but I hope they look as cute as I think they will!!
This will be a very HAPPY quilt. Each petal block takes me almost an hour so it will take another week or so before the top is done (you know I've got that work thing during the day). Good thing the baby isn't due until August.

Until next time,

-Karen

10 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

It sure is a happy quilt...very pretty Karen!!

Karen said...

Such pretty fabric. Baby room decor has changed a lot from when my kids were little. The quilt you are making is something that can be used even when the baby gets a bit older. And a good idea to alternate the applique blocks with the main fabric blocks.

Darlene said...

Such a sweet quilt. :-)

Amy said...

I think it's going to be so pretty! Love the colors!!!

Michelle said...

The aqua makes the quilt happy. Lucky little one to get such a gift. Love it

Vivian said...

Your creativity is overflowing with this one. It's going to be gorgeous.

QuiltSue said...

It's going to be beautiful.

MamaT said...

Love the colors! A very blessed baby to have a grandma like you!
How wide are the strips in your log cabin? It's so lovely.

colorcrazy said...

Karen, I love it! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love everything about it! And you're right about that fabric being the "star" of the quilt. It's so yummy. I love the little applique blocks, too. This is such a pretty design!