It’s a girl! So I made a baby quilt for cuddling and play, a little bib for little feedings, and a toddler bib for those “do it myself” years. All in bouquet of modern pinks to welcome the first girl in a pack of boys.
Mama is a biking enthusiast so I found a sweet bike print from Erin McMorris’ Weekends collection (who knew I would begin having favorite fabric designers?!). The white background of the bike fabric needed some balance so I added in some other bright fabrics from her collection and a couple other coordinating ones. All the fabrics are cotton and the backing is a soft, flannel lavender dot. So soft and cuddly.
I love the soft, puckered look of antique quilts … and to combine that look with modern style fabrics and simple design lines. Using an all cotton batting which shrinks just a little yields that antique-y look. It’s great fun to throw a completed quilt in the washer and wait for the final result.
This quilt is meant to be used, not hung on a wall … I hope it gets cuddled and spit up on, dragged down the stairs and over the dog, and taken on picnics at the end of the day’s ride. So continue the washings, it won’t mind. With every wash the cotton will get softer and more supple.
The toddler bib pattern is from Nicole Mallalieu, a fabulous Aussie designer who produces truly excellent patterns and tutorials. It even has a cute little pocket to catch some of those spills.
Best wishes to Kyla as she begins her journey! And thank you to Cherie for taking me along on hers …