One of my friends just had her third baby! After two gorgeous boys, now there is a new shiny little girl!
The baby’s room was decorated in groovy seventies colours like yellow, orange and brown.
Are you digging it?
Nobody knew if the baby was going to be a boy or a girl, so the room was decorated with a gender neutral wall paper with trees. Once I saw the wall paper pictures pop up onto Facebook, I just knew I had the right fabric to turn into a quilt: a fabulous yellow, orange and brown thin tablecloth and a sheet that I found in a vintage shop not that long ago! I added new cotton fabrics from various sources to make it more gender neutral.
Here are some horrible pictures of the blocks on my design wall as I was contemplating how much white there needed to be between the blocks.
Horrible pictures, right?
Would you believe me if I said that I was trying to copy the authentic seventies “dodgy camera” look?
Nah…. won’t work, he?
I decided to go for the wider white strips in between the blocks and add a small green border on the outside of the quilt. I bound the quilt in a dark orange and brown stripey fabric that I adore. I quilted flowers on it to copy the flowers in the fabrics. (Maybe I was hoping it was going to be a girl…)
I also made a little fabric “play-thingy” for the baby. Who knows what these things are called? It has ribbons on the side and often the fabric is very soft, like “cuddle” or “minky” on one side.
I used scraps of the quilt fabrics. I like the look, but next time I will use a different technique for a postage stamp quilt. I have seen tutorials where you first stick the little stamps to a interfacing and then you sew the rows. The results look awesome!
Mine is a bit wonky…
I quilted on side very densly so the baby would feel different textures.
Mom, Dad and two brothers “approved” the quilt and “thingy” and they will soon be used in the baby’s room! 🙂
It was sure fun holding such a tiny baby girl… It has been a while! People around me are getting lots of boys lately, ha ha!
Yay for little girls in pink dresses!