Monday, January 17, 2011

blue zoo baby quilt


I finally stitched up the binding on this quilt that I'll be sending to one of my friends from high school, who had her first baby in September. I'm a little late with my gifting! A look back through my flickr photostream shows that I sewed the top in early October. I think I had completed the quilting a couple weeks later, and then it sat unfinished until last week when I pulled it out in an effort to put off doing a different project. I've found that when I'm stuck on something, to go and finish up a different work-in-progress frees up my brain and gives me some quality thinking time to figure things out.


I used Alexander Henry's 2-D zoo fabric, various Kona solids, a teal crossweave, and a bit of brown Katie Jump Rope basketweave. If I could have a do-over, I would have quilted the navy areas with a darker thread and maybe done something other than the zig zags. I'm not loving the contrast of the white thread. But it's done!

With the kids out of school today and more cold temps, I'll be spending some time binding my pink and green bird quilt. Half way there!

11 comments:

Carrie said...

Adorable -- love your quilting and biding choices!

Poppyprint said...

The quilting is perfect - I like how graphic is is! What a great gift for your friend!

MariQuilts said...

I think the quilt is lovely, my daughter-in-law made a quilt using that same cute animal print...I love it. I do the same thing, finish one project while I figure out another one.

Cary said...

I had the same thoughts about white thread on dark fabric on a project I did for Christmas. It's one of those things -- when it's finished, there's no turning back! It still looks very nice, and I'm sure your friend will love it.

margie c said...

How adorable! My boys are 4 and 7, and they want it :) I love how the white thread looks! Great job!
hugs, margie

Cathy said...

I think that the contrast looks great! I echo the comment that it has a great graphic look!

Sara said...

Beautiful! That 2d Zoo is one of my favorite fabrics of all time, when my son was a baby I made him all sorts of things with the sage version. I love how your quilt turned out!

Andie said...

Love that Alexander Henry print! Very cute - and the simple quilting looks just right.

Monica said...

gorgeous! your friend will be thrilled.

Kirsten N said...

Love the zig-zag quilting!

Amanda said...

I love this! I'm hosting a blanket party on my blog and would love for you to join! (There is also a blogger of the month party) But the blanket party is to raise awareness for my blanket drive for Project Linus. Plus -- you get entered to win awesome prizes for linking up (to both parties! One prize is valued at $172!)

Hope to see you soon!

Amanda
www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com