peachy patchwork


Well, the baby has her first quilt. Certainly not her only quilt, but the first one made after discovering that baby #2 would be a little girl. (though every time I sew something girly I tend to have a dream that the baby ends up being a boy!) Anyway…I’ve already shown you this quilt top, but here it is all quilted!


I quilted it with horizontal lines, about 3/4″ apart, then added a section of vertical lines alongside the patchwork section. Then I went back and added extra quilting lines in between a few of those lines to create a little square section to echo the patchwork.


The backing is made up of two Cotton Couture peach solids along with a few of the leftover patchwork prints.


It’s finished off with a green binding, to pick up the little bit of green you can see in a few of the prints.


I’m really happy with how this one turned out! Now we just need to select a wall color for the new nursery/guest room. Perhaps something peachy?

Oh! Several of you asked about the linen used on the front. To be honest, I have no idea what it is, as it’s something I bought several years ago. I seem to recall it being made by Robert Kaufman, though it has a much different feel than their current Essex linen. This particular one is quite soft and drapey, though pretty wrinkly, and wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice for quilting since it’s kind of shifty, though I do love the worn, broken-in feel it gives this quilt. If you’re looking for something similar for a quilt, I do highly recommend either the Robert Kaufman Essex linen, or their Essex yarn dyed linen, both which come in a similar color.


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