Saturday, January 16, 2016

A scrappy baby girl quilt


Well this is probably my favorite quilt yet. The process from beginning to end was blissful.

A friend commissioned this quilt for her brother's first baby. She is the same friend who commissioned wonky Mother Goose log cabin baby quilt for her friend's baby, below:

Quilt for Adelaide, made about a year ago


I kick myself that I didn't take photos on the weekend, before washing the quilt, because I ended up having to take pictures in artificial light. Except for this first one below, of the binding, made with Alisse Courter fabric.





In this closeup you can see the Sujata Shah wonky flying geese;
also, the half square triangle blocks were pieced by stash sister Nancy's former daughter-in-law

The parents like owls ... apparently ..

There are scraps from every which source ...

.. scraps from thrift clothes, from a special friend's stash,
from Nancy, from a quilter who sold me her stash before moving to Switzerland ...

scraps from my dear friend Susie .. 

.. scraps from my old vintage stash ..







I just had to document every square inch. As I quilted over each inch of this I enjoyed it more than I can express. I wish I could have kept it. I hope Eveyln and her parents will love it.

16 comments:

  1. No wonder it is your favorite thus far, Ruth. It's beyond scrumptious. I love this creativity for you!

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  2. If Evelyn and her parents don't just adore it, you snatch it right back! Oh, this is my favorite, too. The palette, the fabrics, the blending -- every single inch!

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  3. I never had a quilt as a kid, but I've always thought that children must especially love scrap quilts. So much to look at & love. This one is just perfect! I see it being loved to tatters -- the highest praise for any quilter. Well sewn!

    p.s. Ah ha! You are the one who got Leslie's scraps! I had them in my cart, but waited too long. :)

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  4. What I love even more is knowing years down the road the possibility of this quilt being handed down to future generations. So so very special!

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  5. Such a sweet quilt, I love it! Lots to look at, I'm sure it will be loved & well used!

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  6. This is gorgeous: I love the soft colours and all the fantastic details. Every time I look at it I see something new.

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  7. It is really lovely! Such delicious bits of fabrics in there.

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  8. It's wonderful!! So many fabrics and blocks from so many sources, yet you've blended them all with your light palate. Lots of surprises for baby to ponder. Beautiful!

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  9. Just found you from Kaja's blog. What an amazing quilt. I love the stories behind all the scraps. Wonderful, I am sure it will be treasured for years to come.

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  10. I followed links from Kaja's blog, too. What a wonderfully soft quilt, perfect for a baby. So many details, too. I'm so glad to have found your blog.

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  11. Wonderful quilt - love the low volume look and the improvisational manner also!!

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  12. This is beautiful. I realize I don't have enough low volume fabric to make a quilt like this, but I think that is something that will be corrected soon!

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  13. This is the sweetest quilt! Calm but at the same time so alive and interesting. Sophisticated yet casual. I love it!

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  14. This is a very sweet quilt. I really like the colors – they are so muted – it gives a feeling of softness. Time goes by so quickly. We are already in March and I totally forgot the Bulloch Hall quilt show. Luckily yesterday I saw an article about it – it ends this week-end, so we’ll go tomorrow or Wednesday. Thinking about quilts I came to look at your latest creation, and enjoyed your pretty quilt.

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  15. This is beautiful! I adore that you documented so much of the quilt. I have a difficult time documenting my work effectively. There are many interesting moments and textures in this quilt that I'm sure the young recipient will love and cherish.

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  16. I found you blog thru a Pinterest quilt picture. I so love your blog, but I LOVE this quilt even more. I might just have to get my vintage fabrics out.

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