Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friday Finish


This baby quilt is called Butterfly Garden. It's made from a charm pack and some yardage, using the free Moda Bake Shop pattern "Building Blocks."


I started it after learning that a friend is expecting her first baby, a little girl. However, I have since decided on a completely different quilt for her, which is still a secret.


The backing is a single piece of a soft mottled orange that reminds me of orange sherbet.

 

The quilting is widely spaced spirals radiating out from each corner. I used my new walking foot with the spacer bar to keep the lines nice and even. These big spirals went so much faster than the tiny ones on Bright Astrodelic.


I really like how the spirals meet in this diamond pattern right in the middle. The cream neutral fabric has butterflies, birds and flowers on it, and a few French words and phrases.


The charm pack also featured butterflies and flowers in these cheerful pinks and oranges. The binding is flanged with orange and pink from my stash. That mottled green is from the big batch of freebies sent to me by Lydia.


After its spa day, Butterfly Garden is super soft and textured. I haven't decided what do to with this quilt yet. I might tuck it away for another baby, or I might send it in to my Project Linus group. It seems like I should have a few finished quilts in my stash for fast gifting, although we don't know many folks in the new baby stage of life. 

15 comments:

  1. It reminds me of sorbet ice cream too. Love the pinks, oranges and yellows together and your quilting inspires me.

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  2. Love everything about this quilt. Especially the spiral quilting. Great job.

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  3. i love it.... that quilting is perfect... did you mark it at all to keep it so you meet at the points...
    Hugz

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  4. I love the colors and the green is just right. What is the name of the charm pack? Your Quilting worked beautifully. When you are doing one large concentric circle, what do you do when the circles run off the edge? That puzzles me.

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  5. It's just delightful! Looks like it's the perfect size. And it DOES look soft and cuddly!

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  6. It looks kinda like citrus to me, it's really pretty. I have never seen that pattern before, thanks for sharing!

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  7. It's such a pretty quilt. I love the quilting!

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  8. The colors are so pretty. It makes a nice finish.

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  9. Such a pretty little quilt and I love how the quilting looks. I might have to give that a go!

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  10. Oh this is a lovely baby quilt, love the colours and the quilting you've done, very effective.

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  11. It's a fairly simple design but no less lovely, and it is beautiful in the fabrics you chose. The quoting is lovely and perfect for the design, any new parent would love to receive it. I hope you have had better family news by now, thinking of you.

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  12. The inner border really changed the look of a charm pack quilt . And I love your spiral quilting. It's a gorgeous wee quilt . As soon as you give it away another little girl baby will gone along !

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  13. That green really works with those colours and the quilting is great! Coincidence that I've recently finished a flimsy similar pattern - might try that quilting, looks so good!

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  14. I really like the spirals meeting to form a diamond, too. I noticed it right away. That is a really cute quilt. Simple, but lovely!

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