Sunday, 9 June 2013

Number 8


Many of my quilts have a gestation period of a walrus (15 months)...very occasionally they have less than that of an opossum (12 - 13 days). Ta-dah, the uneven coins quilt is done - the 24 hour quilt!


Yesterday morning at about 10 AM, I thought I really should get on with making a quilt for my new nephew. He was born a couple of weeks ago. However, there hadn't been a rush as my husband's brother and his wife live right on the other side of the country.  Still, my husband would be going to see them later in the month and I wanted to send something with him.

The colours I chose for the quilt top were inspired by the backing I was going to use - this lovely blue Valori Wells' flannel owl fabric, which was part of my SMS winnings from sweet Rebecca. It gets really cold in Morocco during the winter nights and this has the perfect snuggle factor.


So I pulled some  yellowy green and blue FQs and added in the Chicopee plaid to balance out the black/grey of the Silent Cinema print.  Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that this is not a palette I use often (despite blue and green being my favourite colours). As to the pattern I was going to use, a coins quilt has been on 'the list' for ever and so I set to. By lunchtime I had a quilt top..a small one, but a quilt top nonetheless.


I had some leftover Orient Dream batting from my Field Study triangles quilt, which also adds to the softness and drape of this baby quilt. I quilted it 'lite' by doing some horizontal straight lines either side of the seams.


For the binding I used some blue Caravan fabric from Jenean Morrison's new line Beechwood Park (which I have and miserably failed to show you in my recent happy mail post). I wanted to bring out the blues in the quilt and I think it is perfect.


I am still a little hesitant about the Chicopee plaid but I think I tilt towards it working - it looks modern and adds a touch of manliness. This is probably the smallest quilt I have made - it measures 34" x 34" so will be perfect for kicking about on over the next few months and will make a nice blanket for the next couple of years.


Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

39 comments:

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

Simple and gorgeous! beautiful colors!!

Lily said...

Lovely!

MariQuilts said...

So cute....and quick. I really shoud make few of these.

Jessica said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!!

cheeky monkey said...

This is so gorgeous! The owls are so cute and flanell is perfect. I remember the cold nights in Kairo :D

tusen said...

Lovely quilt and lovely photos. The last one with Zaki's smiling face on top of the stack of coins is so cute and funny.
I think the prints work great together, and you are right about the touch of manliness :)

Catherine said...

What a lovely quilt

Katy Cameron said...

Well done you, it looks great! And now I shall be thinking of all my quilts by what animal gives birth in the same time lol

Heather D. said...

It's very sweet Annabella. And I totally support the plaid - adds to the boy-ish-ness. :)

Katherine said...

Wow! Beautiful finish, Annabella. I love that owl flannel and think you chose the perfect combination of fabrics to make the front to match. Lots of happy cuddling time ahead with this adorable quilt. PS. I do believe you have the handsomest quilt helper around. What a sweetie!

Flying Blind... said...

I think it's perfect xxx

Charlotte said...

it's lovely - I really like the chicopee!

Janine said...

This is gorgeous! Wonderful colours :)

Rebecca Lynne said...

So glad that flannel will finally have a good home! Yay!!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Everything looks perfect to me! Great job! There is a lot of satisfaction getting something like that done!

two hippos said...

looks brilliant!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Utterly gorgeous and the chicopee works really well!

Judith, Belfast said...

Such a cute baby blankie A! Love the colours! Jxo

Sarah said...

What a lovely speedy quilt - great backing fabric for your inspiration!

Di said...

Sweet quilt and the backing fabric is so cute (in a good way). Di x

diane said...

You did a great job in putting this together so quickly and combining the fabrics to look boyish. Now Zaki, your model, will be having the Ford Agency calling to offer a modeling contract soon.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It looks great, a lovely design for a small quilt.

jeifner said...

Well done!

Nicky said...

Love the quilt and the chicopee plaid help balance out the florals IMO!

Glad you gave us the size - I thought you'd put Zaki in a grow bag? Great quilt model he is turning out to be!

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful quilt - the blues and greens are so lovely together!

Cindy said...

Woo hoo! What a wonderful make! I love the colors and the prints match the design beautifully. Great job. Good job too, Z, holding that beaut.

heart of charnwood said...

Looks small but perfectly formed A, just lovely! :o)

Sarah said...

Love the gestation period metaphor! Haven't thought of it that way before. Some of my quilts are like elephants, 2 years. It's a gorgeous baby quilt. Great colours for a boy.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's perfect, as is Zaki!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great quilt, and a cute quilt holder :) !

Carla said...

I like this! The colours are blended so nicely. Cute assistant too

Collette said...

beautiful quilt and love the backing fabric too! Your wee helper is sweet! x

Canadian Abroad said...

It is a wonderful wee quilt. Well done for making it so quickly. I still would have managed to distract myself.

Ucki said...

Lovely Quilt with a lovely son!!!

blandina said...

A very nice quilt, I am sure that your SIL will appreciate it.
I love Zaki modelling your creations, and his mischievous smile!

Yzobela Hyett said...

Love the cool colours, perfect for a baby boy!

Susan Milligan said...

Congrats on a lovely speedy quilt. Love your reference to the gestation period of the walrus! I can so empathise... :)

quiltswithpersonality said...

Lovely quilt

Janine said...

Hi, Annabella, I just popped over to see if I'd been missing your posts but I see you've been away for a while. Hope you are ok and everything is going well with you, Janine x