Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's Another Baby Quilt...

... and it's for another baby! Last month, my niece delivered her second child, a girl, and this 42"-square scrap quilt should do nicely to mark the event.

I dug deep into my fabric stash (so satisfying to use up what's on hand) and came up with an array of florals, checks, swirls and polka dots, all in greens and reds. The pattern was inspired by Spectacular Scraps: A Simple Approach to Stunning Quilts, written by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe (Martingale & Company, 1999). The book shows how half-square triangles can be combined in many different ways to create simple but effective patterns.

I chose to quilt it by machine in a pattern called "continuous curves", an easy approach that requires no marking.

The backing is a tiny pink-on-pink polka dot, and the binding is a green plaid. The wide variety of greens and soft pinks reminds me of pistachio and raspberry sorbet. Quite suitable to welcome Baby Karina!

1 comment:

Dianne Robinson said...

Very nice, I'm sure it will be well loved.