Thursday, March 5, 2015

Charlotte's Quilt









It all started with the news that my husband's cousin was expecting their first baby.  As I had made his other cousins a quilt for their babies I thought it was only fair that this new baby in the family have one of my quilts.  At this stage I didn't know if it was going to be a boy or girl. I started pretty early knowing my production rate is pretty slow.

I got my pattern inspiration from Jeni Baker's Nordika Polar Vortex Quilt.  As soon as I saw the tutorial I knew it would be perfect for a unisex baby quilt.

For my fabric inspiration I had seen some gorgeous solid packs that Randi from Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics had in her shop and thought they would do the job beautifully for a non-gender specific quilt.
The backing fabric is a wonderful Art Gallery print.

The wonderful Jeannette from The Quilting Platypus quilted it for me. The batting is cotton. The quilt finishes around 54 inches square.

I am very happy to report that it was very much appreciated.  The mum-to-be preferred the back and the dad-to-be liked the patchwork front. And as the blog post title gives away they had a beautiful baby girl.


7 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a fabulous quilt in every way. You picked a great pattern and such fresh bright colours. How funny that the parents each had a favoutie side. That means little Charlotte will love both sides. Really fun quilting too, I've never seen that pattern before.

Sue SA said...

Yeah for you, I always struggle when making unisex quilts, but this one is a real winner! Love that fresh aqua on white. Welcome back to blog land ;)

Jen said...

Karen ...it is gorgeous....I love the pattern and the fabrics...both front and back! The quilting looks fab too! Lucky Charlotte !

Rene' said...

Such a nice color way for a baby quilt!! I love the pattern, and your quilter did a fabulous job with the quilting design. Congratulations to your cousin's family on their new baby girl and to you for a beautiful quilt finish!

Kirsten said...

This is a great pattern for a baby quilt - love the fresh colours you have used too!

Stephanie said...

That is a great pattern and fabric combination. Charlotte is a lovely name and a lucky little girl to have such a special quilt.

Jodi said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the back, too!