Thursday, January 24, 2008

Day 19 - of 100 Days of Quilts

Baby Boho

When we started these 100 days of quilt, I had wanted to share more of our early quilts with you, but somehow, I keep coming back to some of our more recent work. I think that I will spend some time this weekend photographing our 'early days' and share those with you next week.

This is a baby quilt that we designed to go with our second fabric line - Bohemian Rhapsody. The intent of this design, and coloring was to challenge quilters in their thinking of what a baby quilt should look like. Have you seen some of the colors that new mothers are putting in their baby rooms? It's not just pink or blue! I love the crisp clean lines of the quilt, and the colors fit into the modern rooms that we are seeing. However, I have also seen this quilt done using kids prints, and it looks great. Why not use a wild print in the large area, and surround it with blocks of color?

The layout was designed to have a modern feel to it, but it also is EASY for a new quilter. Many new moms want to make a baby blanket, but they are intimidated by the prospect. So, they need something that is not too complex...or it will never get finished...and they will never quilt again. And if they never become quilters, they will never know the joy of fresh new fabrics.


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1 comment:

annette said...

I love the simplicity of this quilt - and - the non-traditional colours. I have some leftover fabric from a baby crib set I made for a friend awhile back.... HMMM... I think I feel a project coming on! And since I didn't win the contest last month!!! I guess my pattern order will reach you within the next few days!