Thursday, 12 February 2015

Peaches and cream fabrics for a cot quilt



Amy is expecting her second baby in May. She is decorating the nursery in peach, white and cream colours and has asked me to make her a matching cot quilt. We have found some Moda fabrics called Storyline, these designs are so sweet, castles, balloons, stars and tiny birds, all in peach, pale yellow and turquoise colours. We have decided to use the taupe, peach and yellow colours ways and add some extra plain fabrics too. 

Storybook fabrics by Moda
I bought a charm pack from The Cotton Patch so we would have lots of choice with the patterns in the range. We trialed some other fabrics and Amy decided which ones she would like..... 

peach fabrics
I decided to divide some of the squares into four to add interest with the smaller squares. Here is the finished quilt:

Cot quilt by Green Star Quilts
This quilt measures 106 x 118cm ( 41.5 x 46.5 inches)


I took the quilt up to our nursery here for the extra photos..... we are expecting another baby in our own family soon too and I am so excited! Being a granny is the best job! Our antique wicker cot has been waiting so long for another baby to fill it.... No pressure though daughters....!

peach coloured quilt in antique wicker cot
Our house is early Victorian and just right for these photo shoots which are one of my favourite bits of blogging and taking photos.... I renovated every inch of that fireplace myself!
peach quilt with wicker cot
The back of the quilt and the binding is the softest American unbleached calico.

wicker cot with sheepskin and cot quilt

The Aconites are out in the garden, the birds are getting really interested in the nest boxes, new babies there too soon, it feels as though spring is just around the corner. 

Husband has felt the need to turn the compose heap, a sure sign that Things Are Starting in the gardening calendar. This is my signal that large amounts of Gardener's Cake is required too! 

Lots of you still have snow so armchairs and seed catalogues call, but I hope you have lots of time for quilting this week,
 Kind regards,
Sue





 



6 comments:

  1. So sweet! I wish I had a baby girl just so I could make her this quilt.

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    1. Yes I know what you mean Jasmine, our new baby will be a boy and I might try it with the Aqua squares leftover from the charm pack. There seem to be so many lovely baby fabrics in pink!

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  2. Congratulations on all the babies around there! It looks they will be well snuggled. The little quilt is precious. I love the colors! And frankly I'm a little jealous. They get to run around and play hide and seek and cuddle with Grandma in a beautifully restored Victorian. Can't get much cooler than that!
    Beth

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  3. I love all those soft colors - so pretty.

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    1. They are colours chosen by my customer, I hadn't worked with them before but now I am keen to make another one in the same tones and I love the castles fabric too.

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  4. Peach seems to be the new grey/ neutral colour in baby world in the UK! Our babies in the family need lots of quilts in this very chilly Victorian house with hard tiled floors and lots of drafts! I often wish we had underfloor heating...

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Thank you for all your comments, I love to read them and will visit your blogs too if possible. Comments are so encouraging and I love knowing that quilters from all over the world are visiting the blog.
Happy quilting everyone!
Sue