Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Baby Jane's Quilt


I would never have pegged pink as a fall color, but last month I noticed the leaves on one of our trees had definitely turned pink - not red.  I didn't take a picture, but I searched on flickr and found many more pink leaf pictures - it wasn't just me who had pink leaves .  Why the pink leaf interest?

That is Plants - not Rants - for sale.  :)
Because of Baby Jane's new tumbler quilt!  A new niece is on the way and so I "had" to make her a little quilt. My SIL is decorating the nursery in pinks and orange - love the combo - and the more I worked with those colors the more I was reminded of the more subtle colors and changing leaves outside.  As an added bonus, I was able to pull all of these beautiful fabrics out of my stash! - many of them are from the Meadowsweet line (oh, how I love working with them).

The backing was pieced out of Heather Bailey Bijoux and Meadowsweet Henna fabric.

The finishing touch was the double border.  I attached a flange of fushia and then finished with orange binding.  I love how it turned out - although next time I will only cut the binding 2 inches wide.

The quilt is approx. 36 x 46 inches.
I hope you enjoy it Baby Jane!

I am linking up to:

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17 comments:

  1. Love how the quilt turned out!

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  2. Love the color combination on this quilt. Great idea to use a flange around the binding.

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  3. That is so cute!! I love the colors!! ANd the double binding is fantastic!!

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  4. Those colors are really pretty together! And I love your double border. It's subtle, but makes a nice impact.

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  5. Very nicely done. The color combination and the style of prints takes me way to back to an outfit I had in 1968 maybe Love it! Ann

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  6. Hi Leila, I love your quilt. I decided to start leaving comments at the back of the line, and there you were! The colors in your quilt are amazing, love the connection to fall. And the double border is so unique. I've never seen that before, did you actual bind twice? Did you double your fabric each time? wasn't too thick? Was the width of your binding the same for each? Nice job. And congrats on your drawstring bag tutorial at Moda's bake shop.

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  7. Just darling! Love the tumbler!!

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  8. What a cheerful baby quilt, I am sure it will be well loved.

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  9. Great quilt! I just got a tumbler template so I'm inspired. More fabric needed...

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  10. cute! I love the idea of the double binding!

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  11. Hi! Your quilt is beautiful! I love the colours and the double binding! x Teje

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  12. So pretty!!
    Pink and orange match very well.
    And I loved the double binding, it´s look like a shadow border.

    Hugs

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  13. I think even a few months ago I wouldn't be able to imagine such colour combination can look well but now I like it very much.
    It's a sweet quilt and I love the double border.

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  14. Very pretty, I love the double binding.

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  15. Absolutely perfect, Leila. I love it. Thank you SO SO much! I'm excited to snuggle my little one up in it!

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  16. You're right - pink is definitely a fall color! Beautiful quilt.

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