Monday, December 8, 2014

A Simple Baby Girl Strip Quilt

I made this quilt a few months back for Matt's coworker and his wife, for their baby girl. I didn't know them very well, so I wanted to stay away from pink. When in doubt, stay a bit more neutral, right? :)

Baby Girl Strip Quilt 

I started with this fun feather print and pulled fabrics from there. I really fell in love with these colors! Most of the fabrics were prints, with a few solids tossed in as well.

Baby Girl Strip Quilt

I didn't have a ton of time to put this gift together - I stitched the strips at my mom's house when we were visiting, and I quilted it the day after I got back home (which was also the day of the shower!). Talk about pressure, I had to quilt, bind, and wash the quilt all in a day!

I quilted two zig zag sections, filled with some figure 8 quilting. In the larger spaces created by the zig zags, I quilted paisleys.

Baby Girl Strip Quilt

i really like how the zig zags at the bottom of the quilt seem to fall off the edge!

Baby Girl Strip Quilt

On the back I used a single cut of fabric. The quilt finished around 36" x 42", so it was a tight squeeze! 

Baby Girl Strip Quilt

I was surprised at how much I loved this quilt when it was finished! Sometimes it's nice to stay simple!


margaret said...

a very nice quilt and I am sure it will be well loved

Unknown said...

This is lovely. I'm so impressed!

Lynette said...

This is terrific :) I really love the giant zig-zags you put in the quilting.

Farm Quilter said...

Totally adorable quilt!!! I love the colors, fabrics and your quilting is perfect! Those chevrons are really visible and look awesome mixed with the paisley!

Deb said...

What an effort to get that quilt finished before the shower! I can feel the rush, tension, and excitement to get it all done! You did it! And it is beautiful! Those feathers and your quilting just make it. I know it must have been a big hit!

Michele said...

I really like it and yes the design going off the edge is great.

Sarah said...

Whenever I buy clothes for a newborn baby girl I avoid pink. Everyone else gives pink clothes so I like to give something pretty in a different colour. Mums appreciate it. The quilt is great.

Carla said...

LOVE! And I have that feather fabric. Thanks for the inspiration: )