Tuesday, August 25, 2015

{Post 1,487} Two New Baby Quilts

A couple weeks ago, I had to drive my children about 90 minutes away for camp.  Before I left, I Googled quilt shops on the route.  There was one less than a minute off the path I'd be taking!!  There I bought a charm pack of Moda's Fresh Aire prints.  They are 30's style.  I didn't realize so many of them were going to be bright!

Once I got it home, I wondered why I bought it.  They didn't all seem to go together. 

We have a soon-to-be-born girl in our church family.  Off and on, I make the new babies a quilt.  So I played around with some of the fabrics and came up with this design with the addition of muslin.  It measures 40" square.  I will quilt it tomorrow, Lord willing.

Then I started playing with the lighter ones in the set.  I came up with this, which is still a work in progress:

Oh, I failed to mention that I bought a second set on eBay or Etsy (can't remember which one now).  I like them both, but the new parents-to-be picked the brighter one.  

Can hardly wait to add some life in these with quilting!


Janet O. said...

Fun ideas for baby quilts. : )

Leeanne said...

Very cute and your quilting will bring them to life!

Ruth said...

I like both of your plans. The big "star" is great! I have some charm square sets that I need to use. I do like making HSTs with them and pairing with muslin is a good idea. Do you use any special muslin? I need to get some for a block swap and am thinking I need to use better muslin than what I use for backings, etc. I usually don't use muslin for piecing tops.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Very pretty Joan, I like them both! Thanks for sharing.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Both are beautiful--for a baby I like the softer colors and prints