Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Baby Hourglass

My fall has started with a long list of projects. How did this happen? Even when I think I'm all caught up, suddenly I find a list of 8 things that need my attention. Although the recipient of this baby quilt isn't due to meet his or her mommy, daddy and big brother until the end of November, I thought it best to get this commission done to avoid any last minute pressure. Plus, you know how these things go, it would be just my luck the baby would arrive way early and I'd be caught with my rotary cutter in my hand, so to speak!

Here's Baby Hourglass. This is a companion quilt for the same family I made this vintage-look quilt for almost two years ago.

Baby Hourglass by Poppyprint

The momma-to-be chose Lily & Will by Moda and Penelope Four by Lakehouse Drygoods (in marshmellow) as coordinating fabric lines.  Both fat quarter packs were purchased from the Fat Quarter Shop. The baby's gender is unknown and we both feel there is enough blue, enough flowers and enough pink with a hint of green to satisfy either a boy or girl while keeping with the 'vintage' appearance.

Baby Hourglass by Poppyprint
The baby's 3 initials will be embroidered in the corner block once we know what they are!

Baby Hourglass by Poppyprint
I pieced the back from left over FQ pieces

The quilt finished up at 36" x 42" and I am happy to say that I was just able to make it all the way around with a bias binding made from one FQ of the blue plaid. Such a perfect binding.

Baby Hourglass by Poppyprint

The quilt is on it's way home as I type and I'm ready to get going on a few more small commitments (thread catchers and passport holders) before tackling a new quilt project.

25 comments:

Rene' said...

Oh Krista this quilt is just lovely!!! Now that our family has a new little one I find myself noticing baby quilts more ;-). I really like the choice of fabrics and it really does have a nice soft vintage look. I'm impressed with how the quilting lines shine on the back. Brilliant.

Amy Friend said...

It definitely belongs in the same household as the first quilt you made, yet they are both so different--perfect! The mom picked really pretty fabrics and I love hourglass patterns. Adding the initials in such a nice touch too.

Patchwork and Play said...

This is an adorable quilt- the softness of the colour and design is perfect for a new baby! I love the idea of embroidering the initials too!

Tanyia said...

Beautiful! I love the quilting as well! I am stopping by from the WIP blog hop. I have my WIPs up today if you want to stop by :)http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2012/09/this-weeks-wips.html

Michele Pacey said...

It looks so soft and pretty. Just what you want in a baby quilt!

Katy Cameron said...

What lovely soothing colours :o)

Katie B. said...

Very sweet! I love the quilting.

Jo Ann said...

Lovely quilt Krista! Lucky baby!

Cathy said...

It is really lovely!

Dan R said...

I love it. Pretty, peaceful, and playful. But look another moment and it's vibrating with energy and movement. Beautiful composition.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful baby quilt Krista!

Tammy said...

Krista, that is such a sweet baby quilt. I love it. Nice job! I know what you mean about projects. Every time you turn around there's something else.

prairieharmony said...

What a beautiful quilt! You did a very nice job and this baby will get many peaceful naps and nights sleep under it.

Tamie said...

This is just beautiful- perfect to welcome a new baby.

Leanne said...

This quilt is just so very pretty. I love the colours and fabrics, a wonderful baby quilt.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Mmmm, lovely, lovely!
I know what you mean about not waiting to get things done. When I do, and it happens more often than I care to think about, life happens and we have chaos.

verykerryberry said...

Beautifu., so gentle, it really invites a cuddle and a baby to wrap inside it

Elsa said...

Love Baby Hourglass ~ the colors chosen are so dreamy and love the quilting.

What Comes Next? said...

a perfect baby quilt - soft and sweet!

PinkGranny said...

I like this quilt! It will be a treasure for the little one to carry along through the days.

The way you quilted it is an extra bonus. Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

This is such a sweet quilt!!

Dianne said...

The quilt is beautiful Krista. The new mom is sure to love it!

felicity said...

Gorgeous, Krista!

Kristie said...

So pretty. I love the reserved corner block for initials! Perfect and classic.

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

So soft and sweet looking!