It is baby season around here! My nephew was born two weeks ago and I have two friends that are due this month. Needless to say, baby gifts have been on the top of my to do list.
This quilt is for a surprise gender baby so I had to keep the colors neutral. I do not like using pastels or traditional “baby” colors in my quilts, so this one is a bold teal and orange with a Lizzy House mouse print to keep it fun. Who could resist mice on bikes, holding flowers, and the three blind mice?
I decided to step out of my quilting comfort zone, just a little step, and quilted this with a directional point to add a bit more movement to the quilt. I found the center point and sketched the first two lines top corner to center and bottom corner to center and worked out from those points.
Heather @ QA Creations
Jenn @ Sew Crafty Jenn
Cheryl @ Texas Quilting Gal
Kate @ Thread Everywhere
Helga @ Green Mill Vintage
Lin @ Lin’s Quilts
Carole @ From My Carolina Home
Jan @ The Colorful Fabriholic
Wendy @ Wendy’s Quilts and More
Pam @ Sewing Wilde
Shauna @ Shauna’s World
Title: Color Block
Pattern: My own
Front: Mousy Mouse from Catnap by Lizzy House, teal Garden Pindot from Michael Miller, Orange Grid and Teal Grid from Citrus by Another Point of View.
Back: Platinum Quilter’s Linen, Robert Kaufman
Binding: Teal Garden Pindot
Quilting: Aurifil 40WT #2600 (a pale gray)
Finished size: approx. 30×40″