Monday, April 21, 2014

Design Wall Monday--April 21, 2013

On my design surface today is a new project and off the design wall is an older project.  The new project is a baby quilt.  My co-worker is having a girl and there is an office baby shower coming up in a couple of weeks.  I pulled out this grouping of fat quarters I bought a couple of years ago at Tuesday Morning.

The pink print is from stash and I may switch out one of the lighter prints for another pink print, since my co-worker loves pink.  The pattern I'm using is this design by Gudrun Erla found in the new magazine Fresh Quilts.  Her trademark is quilt as you go and she has several books out containing designs with this method.  This quilt called for an applique of a fox, but I won't put that in.  The above fat quarters are a Riley Blake collection from 2009 called Summer Song.  The baby is due at the end of May, which is close enough to summer for me ;)

Off my design wall is Pink Lemonade, a project that has been a flimsy since Lori of Humble Quilts' quiltalong several years ago, and it got pin basted a few weeks ago. Last night I did some stitch in the ditch to hold the layers together so I could add the two color binding I'd already made, from instructions in the above Fresh Quilts magazine on another baby quilt pattern.

I think it turned out great--really liking that flange idea that the two color technique creates. Vivian did a good tutorial on her recent use of the same method.

Here's a bad pic of the whole quilt.  I'll add some big stitch quilting in the plain blocks and it finally will be A Real Quilt.  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

And now, some baby spam: We got to babysit our grandson Cove for the first time on Friday night.  He's seven weeks old and getting cuter by the second.  Here's a photo our daughter sent Friday morning with the message, "See ya later alligators!"

This outfit kills me!  We had a good time taking care of him and look forward to the next visit.


Janet O. said...

Looks like you have the perfect baby girl quilt coming together there, Annie!
Pink Lemonade is very sweet--love the 2 color binding. I think I pinned Vivian's tutorial. I'll have to go back and make sure.
What a cute, cute wee one! No fun at all tending him, right? : )

Judy D in WA said...

Baby Cole is adorable!
Love the new quilt bright and happy.
Pink Lemonade is cute...I'm going to have to search that one out.

Chantal said...

Lovely summer-y fabric you've picked and the pattern you've picked is perfect to show off these girly prints. Love it already. Thanks for sharing Cove with us. He's adoooorable! Now I've got to go and check out Vivian's blog. I sure want to know how to do a two colors binding. It looks so charming on your quilt.

Patrica said...

First and foremost Cove is A dorable and just look at all that hair! My kids and most of my grands were bald as an egg forever. the baby girl quilt fabrics are great and how lucky is your co-worker?

Ramona said...

What a cutie pie Cove is! Your two color binding is so cool! Love it. And your new baby quilt will certainly be a happy one!

Dawn said...

Oh, he is a doll, just too cute :-)
You have a great baby quilt project going.
Your Pink Lemonade is great, very special touches!

Shay said...

Love the new project Annie. The colours just sing Spring and Summer.

Your grandson is the second most cutest baby Ive ever seen ! :)

Sue Daurio said...

Love the baby spam, look at all that hair on that little one, adorable.

Oh like your quilts too :) Baby quilt fabrics are wonderful!!

Sue Daurio said...

Love the baby spam, look at all that hair on that little one, adorable.

Oh like your quilts too :) Baby quilt fabrics are wonderful!!

phxquilt said...

Have made this quilt and it is wonderfully easy and incorporates my favorite 4-letter word....DONE! You will love it.

Kate said...

Pink Lemonade is looking good. So is your grandson, he is definitely a cutie.