04 September, 2012

Pretty Thing


 


Pretty Thing
42'' by 54''

For my latest niece, the pretty thing in question. Modelling her quilt with her 12 days younger cousin, my babe. A summer night just chillin' on the lawn at Baba's house.



Inspired entirely by Malka Dubrawsky's Whirligig quilt from her book Fresh Quilting, only made on a much smaller scale.


Random fabrics including solids (yes, solids for me!), some Lotta Jansdotter, some Amy Butler dots, and a bunch of other loverly greens, greys, yellows, and light turquoise. I mixed up the scale of prints, as well as the intensity of the colours. It was great shopping in the stash for this one.

Quilted with Aurifil 50wt thread with some straight lines 1 1/2'' apart.




12 comments:

giddy99 said...

It is indeed, a very pretty thing!

Jenny said...

such a pretty quilt with pretty colors! sunny yellow for babies is always been my favorite...and must admit...the sweet little things hermangiona brought the biggest smile to my face...my daughter had nearly the exact size/color/location on her forehead at that age too!
(if im seeing it correctly, and that is indeed what it is!! :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this one. Colours are awesome!!!!! Amy xox

CarlyMaria said...

that is beautiful!! (The quilt and the kidlets!) Love the grey fabric in the last picture

Holly said...

Love this Cheryl! Great colour combo.

Kirra said...

Love it! The colors are beautiful!

Suzanne said...

This is such a nice mixture of colors but it's hard to focus on the quilt with two such adorable babes on it!

upstateLisa said...

Pretty quilt! I love the photos of the babies together!

Cathrin said...

What a beautiful quilt!
Thanks a lot for sharing it and linking Malka's book: I'm rather new to quilting and haven't seen it before, but now it's on my amazone wishlist, waiting for x-mas hand-in-hand with your book. ;-)

Anne said...

Sweet quilt. Even sweeter little babes.

Carla said...

Beautiful little babes. I never would have thought of putting yellow in the mix, but it's great! So cheery ; )

Beth said...

Adorable babies. Very pretty quilt.