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.


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.

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.

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!

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