This little quilt with the floral fabric and flower and leaf quilting took very little time to make. This was great and sad, because I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of making this, especially the lucious colors, and I wanted to keep gazing at it forever.
Don’t you love these spontaneous little quilts where you just pull fabric madly from your stash, cut with abandon (partly because it’s such a small project), and have it mostly pieced before you have time to second-guess yourself? These are my favorites. It also felt good to work on something small after the queen quilt.
When I made Elephant, I was throwing some stash fabrics together to put a bright, boy’s quilt in my shop, but I decided to keep it. While I worked on other projects, I kept my eyes open for more feminine stash fabrics that might do for the girl’s quilt. My first grouping was too pink and floral, though I still want to use those fabrics together soon (for one thing, they’re still grouped in a basket under my cutting table…). When I found this aqua print, I knew I had a companion quilt that would coordinate with Elephant without being matchy matchy or sickly sweet.
The cabins are Kona Salmon, Coffee, and Azure, with a green Grunge. The solids aren’t dead matches to the print, but they work. The sashing is an off-white grunge. Every block has a quilted flower in the center (Sulky white rayon), and the sashing is quilted with leafy vines. I know, leaves again, but I love to quilt them almost as much as feathers.
My twin great niece and nephew aren’t due till August, but these little quilts just happened and they feel right.
Of course, my studio is a mess because all the pulled fabric is still out (but I did cut up and put away all the scraps!), plus I have a pile of orphan blocks I want to use on the back of the new scrap quilt I’ve started, plus someone contacted me about making a baseball baby quilt, so that fabric is out… It looks…creative!
I’m linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. Go there to see lots of finishes!