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Seeing Squares: The baby quilt

Feast your eyes on that quilting, folks! I knew handing over four quilts to Angela would end in some amazing results, but the intricate work she did on this one blew me away. She accented the white space so that it would photograph well. Some got pebble quilting, others her tight spiral-like swirls.

This is the small version of the Seeing Squares quilt. At 48″ x 56″, it’s a generous sized baby quilt, plenty big enough for a toddler bed. I’m actually thinking of making one this size out of shot cottons to throw over a chair in our living room. Sometimes I just want a quilt to cover me up a little when I curl up to read, without laying under a bed sized quilt. This one fits the bill.

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This one is one I made for a friend who is having a baby girl soon. I wanted it to be slightly girly (hence the muted pink binding), but more sophisticated. I didn’t want it to scream “girl.” The fabrics I used were:

Polka Aqua Lime and Fresh Aqua from Bliss, a gray Ta Dot fabric, Kona Snow, It’s a Hoot Dots in Lavender Gray, Moda Bella in Aqua, Wee Woodland Stripe in turquoise and Dena Designs Snow Flower Geo Aqua

The backing is in Alexander Henry Spotted Owls. Love that print!

It’s headed home with its rightful owner this weekend at a baby shower for one of my hometown friends. Hopefully she doesn’t read this blog entry before Saturday!

3 Responses to Seeing Squares: The baby quilt

  1. Sharon B March 8, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    The colors are great for this design. What a lucky baby!

  2. Melissa March 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    I know your friend will be thrilled! Perfect for a baby girl, without being tooooo girly. That’s a quilt my husband would have loved for Jenna. She looked so good in those green colors and he had pink overload from all the baby showers :)

  3. Parthena Wollen March 20, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Congrats! Love the card table house and the Seeing Squares Quilt.

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