Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunny, Happy Skies! A Quilt for a Baby



I recently made this quilt as a gift for a soon-to-be-born baby girl. Her grandparents have been my next-door neighbors since 1993, but I have known them even longer. The baby's father is the same age as my daughter. Such an exciting time for a special family. I am so happy for them.

For this project, I chose a Rolie Polie, which are precut strips, of Riley Blake's "Sunny Happy Skies," designed by Bella Blvd's Stephanie Hunt. After I unrolled the 2.5-inch strips, I played with arrangement until I settled on grouping like colors together. I think it yielded a pleasing effect. The backing is SKU C2733, called Sunny Lace, in pink. I embroidered the baby's first and middle names on the back. To quilt it, I simply stitched in the ditch.

Like the fabric collection's name suggests, this fun quilt indeed reflects a day of sunny, happy skies. The charming prints and bright colors are sure to please. I hope baby Abigail will enjoy her quilt. I can't wait to meet her.

2 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Hi Anne, I love how this quilt turned out. Of course, I love everything Riley Blake - the quality of their fabrics is just wonderful but the colors are what capture me. And this is no exception. Abigail is going to love it! blessings, marlene

CJ Tinkle said...

It's darling Anne, the parents will be thrilled! I love the way you color sorted the strips!