Friday, May 19, 2017

whisper

2017 is proving to be quite a prolific year!  Today I'm sharing the first of two baby quilts I gifted at a double baby shower last week.  Two sisters due within 6 weeks of each other! 


Both mamas are waiting to be surprised which is a challenge for a quilt maker.  There are so many cute fabric lines for babies but they are all so gender specific.  Enter Lizzy House's Whisper Palette, five neutrals from my stash, and a timeless hour-glass block.

I purchased a bundle from Lady Belle Fabrics.  (She was hosting an extremely generous giveaway on Red Pepper Quits blog and I wanted to help support her.)  There are 21 prints in the collection and pairing each with a neutral gave me 42 blocks.  That made deciding how big to make this easy - 7 rows of 6 blocks.

A few close up shots to zoom in on the sweet prints.  This fabric is so soft and I wonder if it's because the prints are so calm.  


I used the super thin Request loft cotton batting from Quilter's Dream and my walking foot to quilt along each of the seam lines:  vertically, horizontally, and diagonally.  I like the "star" it made at each point.




The back and binding are both prints from the collection.  How cute are these mice on bikes?  Daddy is quite a bike rider so this was an easy pick!


Neutrals, grays, and randomly placed classic blocks for one sister.  Check back next week to see how I changed it up for the other!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Sew Fresh Quilts


8 comments:

  1. I love those soft, light colors. Great pattern for a baby quilt!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kat. And thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Great choices of fabrics (and pattern) for a gender neutral baby quilt! The mice on bikes are so cute! Looking forward to the next one!

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    1. Thanks Paige. I spent a lot of time thinking about how to use this bundle. I was trying hard to add a little color to the mix but it kept turning it into "girl" or "boy" quilt. I'm loving the simplicity of the neutrals. Once again, less is more!

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  3. This sweet quilt is certainly suitable for any new baby and the palette will go with any nursery decor. Love the soft look and the quilting is superb!

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    1. Oh thank you, Lorna. I'm always quilting things to death. It was hard to stop here but I'm glad I did. This quilt is so light and airy, especially with the super thin batting. Funny, I thought the diagonal lines would intersect at the same points where the vertical and horizontal lines did. They don't and I love the little stars they made instead. Math wins!

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    1. Thank you Alison. It was well received and I hope will be well loved.

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