Saturday, August 28, 2010

a quick neutral baby quilt


My cousin Becky is due to have her first baby in October. She and her husband are leaving the gender a surprise, which would have driven me bonkers before I had Cooper. But now that I've had that experience myself, I appreciate it and enjoy gifting things that are gender neutral but fun. (I got so tired of finding only pale yellow and green options out there.)


This quilt was born out of procrastination since the shower tonight snuck up on me. I think the rush worked to my advantage though, because it forced me to do something very simple. This came together in about 3 hours this morning. With 45 minutes left before I had to leave, I decided I could put the finished quilt on the 20-minute "speed wash" to make it all crinkly. Well, 20 minutes turned into 40 minutes when the spin cycle just kept going, so I had to take the wet quilt and finish it off in my aunt's dryer!


The fabrics all came from my stash. The backing is an Alexander Henry print that I have had for a long time and loved, but never really knew what to do with. I was thrilled to find it in the stacks and it worked perfectly!


Becky loved the quilt. She's going to be an incredible mom! And I'm so excited to snuggle that baby this fall!

12 comments:

Amy said...

Fabulous quilt Krista! You have been a sewing fool lately. I guess that having the girls back to school is giving you more time during naps!

Jenny said...

Krista this is so wonderful. I hope it was well received yesterday! We left the sex of our kids a secret until delivery and it is such a fabulous surprise...I never "knew" which sex we were having!!

I think Im going to change my ISO on flickr to: please see spottedstone flickr stream.... that AH is great on the back! and be still my beating heart!! downtown dots! you go girl!

Leslie said...

this is so perfectly gender neutral without being the same old same old. i love that backing

myredbike said...

How great it must have felt to finish and entire quilt in a morning! Now all it needs is the baby to complete the picture!

emedoodle said...

I love it! How bid did you make it? I think I should go make one right now! :) lol.

Monica said...

another brilliant work!!

Micki said...

That's a stunning quilt you made!
Micki

Dani said...

Squeeeee!!!!

LOVE THIS MUCHO!

**I'm bookmarking this as future inspiration.

Sandy said...

Really like everything about this quilt and it's going to look great wraped around the new arrival.

Poppyprint said...

That is a fantastic modern baby quilt, Krista! Wow, you're fast.

tania said...

love this quilt! great job!

Jay said...

that's a flipping cute quilt.