Monday, June 11, 2012

Bowties and Butterflies


This adorable fabric was my inspiration for the newest baby quilt that was gifted yesterday at a baby shower. I had purchased 4 FQ of the small prints a few months ago. When I found out my hubby's nephew and his wife were expecting a girl, I headed back to the quilt shop to get some more. I L♥VE this large print I used for the quilt back. The quilt front is pieced from the co-ordinating fabrics and other prints that I had in my stash. I tried working with just the fabrics in the collection and a white-on-white but it seems I can't stop myself from making scrap quilts. I just have so much fun mixing colors and prints together and I love the old fashioned look of a scrap quilt.


I made 6" bowtie blocks (this was quick and easy to do) and what I felt worked perfectly as an alternate block. As it turned out, not only did the alternate blocks have a butterfly print on them but they seemed to make butterflies when I sewed the rows together.


And here's the back. I put 2 layers of cotton batting between and tied the quilt with pink pearl cotton.


I also made a 'kitten' baby shower card but forgot to snap a pic.






8 comments:

Kim K. said...

I'm just smitten with those adorable kittens. What a beautiful keepsake.

GardenofDaisies said...

I especially LOVE that kitty fabric you used on the back!

Patty said...

very nice little quilt.

donna said...

Love your quilt.
Hugs
donna

Creative Breathing said...

Linda, Are we the same person? I nearly came out of my seat to see your Doris Day post. She is my number one favorite. I have just re-read her auto biography and watched Pajama Game. What beautiful songs in that one! Oh the countless hours I roller skated to my mother's Doris Day records. Fun post! CUTE quilt. Loving those bow ties! E

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That is such a cute baby blanket! I bet the baby will be so happy in it! The kitty fabric is so cuddly cute! I sure wish I could sew a quilt top like that! It is so pretty.
Blessings,
Susie

Diane H said...

Simply adorable quilt, Linda. It will be treasured.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick