Sunday, April 29, 2012

Baby Shower Gift

I whipped up this yummy lap quilt as a baby shower gift for one of Hubby's oldest friends.  They know they are having a girl, but I couldn't get a good feeling for what their nursery decor was from a little online stalking.  I decided to keep it simple and everything came from my stash.  I puled out all my pink fabric and eventually winnowed down to just the monochromatic pink prints.  I cut 100 blocks that were 5 inches square and sewed them together into a random patchwork square.  I then added a 5 inch dark brown border all around to match the piece of dark brown minky I had for the backing.
 It's fun how all the different pinks blend so beautifully together when there aren't any competing secondary colors.  The dark brown really grounds the bright pinks.
 I used one of my favorite pink and brown stripes for the binding and pink embroidery floss ties to keep it nice and soft.
I like doing a lap sized quilt like this because it really a gift for mom, dad and baby.  It's big enough to cuddle up with baby and big enough to grow with baby.  I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

1 comment:

  1. That quilt turned out great! I love the dark brown border, the pinks really look amazing together.