Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Addison's Quilt

Last October/November I sewed up a little quilt for a baby shower for my friend.  I used blocks from my month from The Maple Leaf Bee 2 quilting bee.  I was originally planning to add an off white border around each block and then some scrappy sashing, but in the end it was a perfect quick project for a baby.

I had each of my bee mates sew up some scrappy log cabin blocks a la Denise Schmidt drunk love in a log cabin style.  I sent them out a lovely selection of green, pink, orange and brown prints and solids and I am so pleased with the results.  The hardest thing is capturing the colours accurately on camera.  I tried my best to doctor up the pictures a bit to get you a better idea of what they look like.  However, it just doesn't measure up to seeing it in person.

I quilted it with an all over stipple loop and machine sewed the binding.  I love the bright pink of the binding.  It adds just a little more girly-ness without being over the top.

I pieced the back together with some left over bits of fabric and sewed on a label in an oval shape from a piece of Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party line.  I think it may be my favourite part of the quilt!  I hope my friend and her baby girl will enjoy this quilt for many years.

xo Nicole


Carla said...

These are great blocks Nicole. I may have to do one of these : )

Keitha said...

This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE so far! I am coveting!