Sunday, March 10, 2013

Baby Quilts

Last January, I won some fabric from Skye Reve on Fresh Lemon's monthly blog giveaway.  It was so much fun to get these in the mail and think about what I could make from them.






Remember these fabrics I showed you earlier this year?

I had half yard cuts of these five fabrics so I challenged myself to make 2 baby quilts using only these fabrics and some Kona solids I had in my stash.









I drafted up a simple block of 2 squares and 2 rectangles.  For the blocks, I cut everything 2 1/2" wide or into a 6 1/2" square.

For the first quilt, I used 1 1/2" wide white Kona for the sashing and laid four blocks out in this layout.








I also had a light turquoise Kona solid that was just enough to use in a second quilt.  I did the same block but laid them out differently to get this pattern.

Not sure which layout is my favorite.  Do you have one?





Just as I was about to quilt the first quilt, Don't Call Me Betsy posted a tutorial on what she called a Clamshell Loop.  I thought it looked like little scales and would be perfect with these little mermaids.







Both quilts are now quilted, washed and ready to be loved.  Unfortunately they have no home so I think I will get them posted to my Etsy site.  They would be a great gift for someone's twin little girls.

I will be linking up this week again with Connie at Freemotion by the River, Plum and June at Let's Get Acquainted and Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story.  All are great blogs so be sure and check them out.

Thanks for stopping in....

29 comments:

Angela Bullard said...

Adorable! Love how you managed to highlight the larger prints.

Lorna McMahon said...

Cute mermaid quilts, Cynthia! I love the clam shell loop quitling, too. It is perfect for the theme!

Sue Daurio said...

What great fabrics! Thanks for the link on the clamshells, I think it looks great on your quilt.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Angela. Loved seeing your son's birthday pics....cute!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Lorna. Hope you stop by again.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Sue...they were fun to play with.

Eileen said...

Both are beautiful...love the one with the white sashing, makes all those colors pop!

Scrapatches said...

Very nice. I like both quilts. Maybe a slight preference for the one with the solid white. Great use of this fabric. Thanks for the quilting link ... :) Pat

mycreativecorner3 said...

what a clever pattern to showcase that divine fabric, love it!!

Toni said...

Both quilts are very fun! I think I like the layout of the first one a little better, but they're both so cute! And how perfect is that quilting? I've wanted to try that pattern but haven't done it yet. Looks great!

Jen said...

I think I prefer the first layout but they are both very lovely!

Diane Wagner said...

I like both quilts. Congrats on figuring out a pattern for your precious fabrics. I also like the loopy clamshell. It goes well with the theme of these adorable quilts. Good job.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Adorable quilts! Those fabrics are gorgeous and you used them beautifully.

Joanie's Quilts said...

Both baby quilts are adorable. I love the white frames on the first one. Love the clam shell quilting motif.

Lyndsey said...

I love both the quilts and the quilting pattern is very cute and goes well with the quilt theme.

Angela Moore said...

My favorite is the first layout. And those really are beautiful baby quilts.

thebutterflyquilter said...

I like both of them, so cute!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I agree Pat - The white background is my favorite. I would have preferred a light turquoise but I really what to stick with the solids I had.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks - It is one of my own designs...

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for stopping by Toni. The quilting was fun. I will most definitely use it again in the future.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Jen - My favorite too. I like things that look more random than planned out. But with the right fabrics, I might prefer the second layout.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Diane. And remember Quilting always before Housework!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Deb. I appreciate your support.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Joanie. They were fun to play with. I don't often get to plan baby quilts. Most of the ones I end up doing are usually just scrappy and quick.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Lyndsey. Hope you stop by again soon.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

My favorite too Angela. Thanks for topping by!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Patricia. Hopefully someone else thinks they are cute enough to buy! I am currently swimming in quilts.

Caryl W said...

very cute quilts!

Connie said...

What cute quilts, love the fabrics too!
Thanks for sharing.
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