I am so excited to share with you not only my first finish of 2014, but my first quilt finish ever!
My best friend, Laura is expecting a little girl March 4 and as soon as she told us she was pregnant, I knew I had to make the little one a quilt :) The great thing is, with all the snow days we had in the beginning of January, I was able to finish it before her shower.
Laura originally told me that she wanted pink and purple as her color scheme, but when I started laying out the pluses it looked too two-dimensional with only two colors. So I took a cue from the Erin McMorris fabric (lower right in the above pic) and pulled some peach into the quilt.
I tried to lay out the fabrics so that they were pretty evenly distributed between the different colors and shades.
I quilted it with a Pumpkin Seed walking foot design which took about 2 days, but mostly because I wasn't very comfortable with wrangling a quilt under my machine and it took me a few passes to get the hang of it.
It's backed with lavender Minky (you can also see the quilting better on the solid side) -- which is sooooooo soft! I think I just might back all my quilts in Minky!
The binding is a Riley Blake polka dot that matched the Minky. I machine attached it using the tutorial from CluckCluckSew.
There are a lot of firsts in this quilt for me, and I am so proud of it. It has definitely given me the confidence to have a great (ahem lovely) year of finishes this year. I hope baby girl gets lots of use out of it and that she loves it as much as I do!
Her mama was very happy with it :)
36" x 53" finished dimensions (3.5" finished squares)
fabrics from a variety of designers including Riley Blake, Violet Craft, Heather Ross, Erin McMorris
backed in Minky
stitched and quilted with Gutterman thread
Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes! and TGIFF!