I’m so happy to be able to show you this little baby quilt :: Summer Sunset. I know I say this almost every time I finish a quilt but this one definitely has to be one of my all-time favourites! This particular combination of colours really makes my heart sing – aren’t they pretty and soft but also bright and cheery? No?…….maybe that’s just me! Whatever – the colours definitely remind me of a summer sunset, not the sometimes harsh colours of a striking winter’s sun-down but the more muted ones we see in the summer months.
I kept the whole quilt pretty simple so that the gorgeous fabrics could do their job without too much distraction. The improvised back was a lot of fun – I don’t often have the chance just to play. Most of the fabrics came from my stash (sadly, I used the last of some of them and won’t be able to replace them, but they were put to a good use!) but I did round them out with some new ones (details below). I used voile as the main fabric on the back and for the binding too. As you probably know I really do love combining different fabric types and the voile gives such a soft ‘drapey’ feel – perfect for a baby.
The quilt should be safely with it’s baby by now – a gorgeous wee girl who lives in London. I do hope it brings her many years of happiness.
I also want to add a thank-you for all the lovely comments recently. It appears that it is mostly dogs and other people which generally cause concern when you are walking in your local area – wild boar seem to be a bit of an exception! I really appreciated the thoughtful comments on balancing children and their activities, some of the points which rang true for me were *limited television time, *eating together round the table, and, that *learning to cope with boredom is good (for the children that is….I’m too busy looking after them to have a chance to be bored!). I hope to be back to replying to comments individually again but just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your visits.
* approx. 80cm by 120cm (35 by 45″)
* disappearing nine patch (one of my favourites!) with an improvised back
* mostly from my stash, sadly the last of some of them and many several years old
* the back features a Cori Dantini Mini Menagerie panel
* I bought the following to round out the original selection 1) 100% cotton voile, ‘Palos Verdes’, Cloud 9 Fabrics 2) Floral Frolic Coco, ‘Littlest’, Art Gallery Fabrics 3) Full Circle Eggshell, ‘Shape of Spring’, Cloud 9 Fabrics