Saturday, May 11, 2013

{first quilt of the year} isla

If you follow Yardage Design on instagram or facebook, you will know that over the past week I have been making a quilt for a new baby girl, Isla, who was born on my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I raided the stash and printed a few of my designs in custom colours to match, and ended up with a bright, fun, interesting quilt for tummy time ...


My starting point was the Juicy Jungle print (by Alexander Henry) that I've had for ages ~ I used the colours in these cute little animals to guide the other fabric choices, including: red ABC panel by Aunty Cookie; green Laundry Birds by Pippijoe; olive Elephants by Umbrella Prints; grape Fan by Yardage Design (this colourway is not in my shop, but email me if you would like me to print it for you) along with some custom printed gold Circa and Freckle; and finally, a few spotty fabrics and a floral from (where else) Spotlight!


I ended up quilting and binding in hot pink, to add a bit of girlyness, and I also backed it with some pink polka dots ...


A most enjoyable project, and I hope the new parents (and baby Isla) like it.

Have a great weekend!


6 comments:

BOB & MABEL said...

It looks fantastic, Isla is a very lucky little girl.

Naturally Carol said...

I'm sure they'll all love it! The special runs of golden yellow are lovely.

jennie said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love the fabric choices!

planettreasures said...

It's beautiful, so bright and happy. I love your combination of prints and colours - I'd never think of doing that...but then I'm not a quilter!

Lisa M said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I am sure Isla and her parents will love it; such a lovely welcome gift. I would love to have it for myself and I am in my 40's! Beautifully done.

CurlyPops said...

Gorgeous Nic! And so sweet that she was born on your birthday