We met last month to discuss the first-time-mom's ideas for her baby's quilt. She had directed me to a few online photos for inspiration, but the main idea was to have a new quilt that looked like an antique. She wanted her baby's quilt to have the appearance of a family heirloom, and to be suitable for a boy or girl as they are awaiting that surprise!
Hmmm, I don't have any fabric in the 'heirloom' category and it's pretty hard to find at the moment in shops. Enter the magic of tea-dying! I did leave some pieces undyed to avoid it becoming a completely beige quilt and I think having the light creams in there is a nice balance with the beige.
The back, with extra pieces left over from the front
In order to keep costs down, I used 50% pieced blocks and solid blocks of larger prints. Then, instead of buying more yardage for borders, I was able to piece them from leftover fabric. The quilting was left very simple. My favourite part is the binding. I LOVE diagonal stripes on the binding and the beauty of this print is that it comes with the stripes printed on the bias, so it is just straight-cut. I was able to purchase it on sale from here.
And yes, I'm on retreat. I've done a sneaky scheduled post for you, just so I wouldn't be away too long. I miss you guys already!