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.   






11 comments:

  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!!

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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

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