strawberries and champagne baby quilt


Thanks again for all the kind emails during my absence. It was nice to take a break, but I missed you all and I found I really did miss blogging! And so I’m back, sooner than I expected to be. And since it wasn’t a really long break, I don’t have too many new quilts to show you. I did make a few quilts, but they’re mainly just repeats of previously shown quilts. I’ll have a post about those later on in the week.


But for today, photos of my recently completed Strawberries & Champagne baby quilt. It’s quilted and washed and I love it!


I really like this color combination – it’s predominately pink, but with the addition of some gold and brown to make it a bit more sophisticated and a little less sugary sweet.


For the backing, I used one of the pink solids from the front. Then I made up a bunch of smaller improv-styled blocks to create a fun patchwork strip. I stippled the quilt using a pale pink silk finish thread and I really love the way it looks. It perfectly blends with the pink backing and provides just a subtle hint of pink on the front.


It’s bound with a solid brown and measures about 44″ x 53″. And it’s now for sale in the shop.

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60 Responses to strawberries and champagne baby quilt

  1. 1
    Nicole Gendy says:

    Wow, I just love that quilt! I love how you made it with mostly solids, but a few polka dots and stripes thrown in. Very, very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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    kristin says:

    I love it. The colors work so great together!

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    Suzanne says:

    It’s beautiful! I’m so glad you’re back – your quilt and photos are so inspirational!

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    Sherri says:

    That is beautiful Ashley! I’m sure it will sell quickly!

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    Mandy says:

    I love that you’re back! I’ve missed you… I only found you about 2 months ago but I’ve gone through your quilts… so inspiring!

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    Erin says:

    So beautiful…I think the pink quilting really ties it all together; I love the effect it has on the front of your quilt. Wonderful job 🙂 We missed you…

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    LP says:

    It looks great! I really like the combination of brown and pink.

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    Audrie says:

    Yay welcome back! Beautiful quilt! I just finished a pink, brown and white quilt (well the binding still needs to go on) and I’m in love with the colour combo… so girlie!

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    Carole says:

    So glad you’re back! This latest quilt is so beautiful, but I love all of your quilts. I’d love to know how you start. Do you have particular fabrics in hand that you want to use and then decide on a design or is it the other way around? Do you have a picture in your mind of the entire quilt when you start or does it develop block by block as you go?

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    Heather says:

    It looks amazing!!! Once again you inspire me.

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    Faith says:

    Wow, I absolutely love that one. I think it’s one of my favorites that you’ve made so far.

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    DianeY says:

    It’s beautiful & I’m so glad you are back. Your quilts are always my eye candy!

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    Carrie says:

    So many interesting things going on in this quilt. It looks perfect with those fall leaves too.

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    Claire says:

    I LOVE IT… I’m hungry for choclate covered strawberries dipped into carmel with a glass of champange. I think you gave the quilt the prefect name.
    Also, sorry about you not being able to take a longer break, but on a more selfish note, I think a lot of us are happy you didn’t….I always look forward to seeing what you are working on and the photos you take make everything look so simple.

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    Penny g says:

    So glad you are back. I enjoy reading your blog and hoping some of your creativity will rub off by reading your words and looking at your pictures.

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    Alissa says:

    Oh Ashley it’s so so so beautiful! I love them all, but this one gets a little extra love! Great to have you back.

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    erin says:

    i am reeealllly digging this color combo. i would never have thought to put the gold in there, but it totally works!! i’m loving the design too…i think i’ll have a christmas one done like this. Do you follow an actual DS pattern, or just use the concept? i’m so nervous about doing it on the fly, but i also think it seems so fun!
    anyway, great job on this one…so beautiful! and i’m glad you are back!

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    Cristin says:

    Well I’m really happy you’re returning to blog-land 🙂 We’ve all missed you! LOVE this pink quilt btw!

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    Ashley, I’m SO glad you are back sooner than planned. I have really missed your creative inspiration. This is such a great quilt. I love the fabric combination. Was your pink solid by Kona?

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    Karen says:


    You always keep me inspired with your quilts!

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    Melissa L. says:

    Its stunning! I absolutely love the color combo! And thanks for the info on the quilting bees!!

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    Mary says:

    Very nice. Glad to have you back.

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    Jane Weston says:

    Welcome back! Gorgeous quilt and beautiful pictures!!!

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    Diane says:

    This is stunning! Love the colors.

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    Jessica says:

    I love the way you added the gold–it really updates the pink & brown color combo (one of my favorites!). The blocks, of course, are stunning.

    Glad to have you back!

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    angie says:

    Love this quilt and the photos are great. I’m so amazed by how many quilts you make. I don’t know how you do it and still work full time. Glad you are back to blogging.

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    Julie says:

    As usual, it’s beautiful! I’m glad you’re back to blogging. I enjoy seeing and reading about what you’re working on.

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    Munaiba says:

    I still think this too elegant for a baby quilt. Looks more like an al fresco Valentine Day’s brunch picnic rug.

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    Rene' says:

    So glad you are back. I really like this quilt. What a great idea to bring in some warmer colors with the pink. You are right…makes it look more sophisticated and less sugary. Great composition with the blocks.

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    Kathleen says:

    The gold really is great. I just made a pink, orange and brown quilt for a baby because I thought the orange made it less sugary. The gold is a less obvious but wonderful choice!

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    Diane S. Keagy says:

    Glad you are back to blogging, I miss seeing your lovely quilts!!!!!

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    Angie says:

    “Welcome Back” to those who cherish you and appreciate your creativity!. . . Love your newly completed beauty – the browns and gold make it “fall-ish”.

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    I am such a fan of pink…and seeing this quilt just makes me smile. I love the way you put all the colors together, but the thing I love the most is the way the blocks are so randomly assembled…love, love, love the blocks!!

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    Elaine says:

    Your work is unbelievable. I just love everything you make, you are one very talented person. Do you intend publishing a book with these amazing patterns and pictures in it, if so can I please place an order NOW. Or alternatively do you have any patterns published?

  39. 39
    Zarina says:

    I’m so glad you’re back. I’ve missed you and your quilts.

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    Shannon says:

    Do you do the quilting on your own machine, or do you send them off to be done by long arm? I’m so scared to try freehand quilting.

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    Dawn W. says:

    So glad you’re back! Love your new quilt.

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    Andrea says:

    Welcome back! I love the colour combo. I really appreciate the colour combinations you put together, they inspire me to push beyond my usual colour tendancies!

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    magikquilter says:

    it is just so gorgeous asley..and you are right…it has just the right amount of sophistication!

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    Kathleen says:

    do not know where the h went in your name lol!

  45. 45

    Breathtaking. I wish I could buy it! You are amazing.

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    Sonja says:

    Strawberry, Champagne and… Chocolate;)
    It’s wonderful!!!

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    Page says:

    Beautiful. Glad you’re feeling better and ready to be back.

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    Suzanne says:

    As usual, you’re full of inspiration. I’m glad you share.

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    Tracy says:

    So glad you’re back, your work is so inspiring to me!!

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    Suzanne says:

    Love it! Welcome back — I missed reading the blog everyday!

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    anina says:

    This is abolutely breathtaking! Wow!
    Welcome back.

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    Dee says:

    Nice job! I like the sun shining through and hinting at the pattern on reverse in some of the pix!

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    kate says:

    Another great quilt…it looks fantastic agains the autum leaves!

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    Pam M. says:

    Wow!! I just had to stop and say this is beautiful.
    I usually read your blog and I love your work, but
    this really stopped me. It looks so yummy. I might be having to use these colors together for a quilt of my own.

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    Melanie says:

    I want one just like it! You really have an eye for color and pattern. Beautiful as usual! Welcome back.

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    Kyla says:

    It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!! i absolutely agree and think that the colors work extremely well together. The pink doesn’t out weight the other colors. I also have to admire the photography…the train tracks were a good choice

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    GingerW says:

    That’s one heck of a beautiful quilt. Your sense of colors and amazing style are inspiring. I’m wondering where you’re going to have your next photo shoot. Glad you are back in full force!

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    Lovethepattern says:

    This quilt is beautiful! My grandma was going to make me a quilt and I was wondering if you could sell the pattern??? I sure hope so – look forward to hearing from you !

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