Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Scrappy Baby in Pink

  Name:  Scrappy Baby in Pink
Design:  rail fence, inspired by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts
Size:  36" by 42"
Fabric: scrap fabrics!  woo hoo!
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in straight lines, diagonal cross hatch

I finished this one a bit ago but have so busy that I did not get a photo until this past weekend.  It was a beautiful sunny day and I took a picture of the forsythia which has just opened fully this week.  Oh my goodness, we have had an early and beautiful spring.

Anyway, I used a whack of scraps of pink and yellow and constructed a wee rail fence block.  I love the colour combination that Rita used with the pink and yellow along with the black and white contrast.  So fun.  I still have so many scraps.  I am tempted sometimes to throw them all in a giant garbage bag and say see ya later!  I just cannot do it though. 

I decided to quilt this using my favourite Aurifil 50 wt in white but I went on the diagonal and quilted a crosshatch.  It worked really well and I have to admit that I did not mark the quilt.  Ya.  Such a risk taker.

I backed the quilt in a Michael Miller Children at Play print from several years ago.  I bought the rest of a bolt of this when I was at the Sisters quilt show last summer.  I think it was at a quilt shop in Bend.  It is a perfect print for a baby quilt back.  

Linking up with Leanne for Scraptastic Tuesday.  Check it out.   


  1. That is just darling! I really like that your PINK baby quilt has some bits of YELLOW in the to brighten it up. The backing fabric that you chose is just PERFECT for the quilt!!

  2. So glad you didn't bin these scraps! Hope your baby quilt finds a happy home soon. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  3. So pretty - like pink lemonade. Scraps are great for baby quilts.

  4. What a sweet baby quilt! It's wonderfully happy. I wish my friends would stop always having boys so I could make some girl quilts. This is inspiring.

  5. Rail fence is such a sweet pattern in the fabrics you've chosen!

  6. This is gorgeous! What length and width did you cut the strips and what size was each block? I would love to make one. Thanks!

  7. Congratulations on a scrap quilt finish! It looks great!

  8. Gorgeous! I love the photo of the quilt against the barn.