Saturday, February 26, 2011

Plus Baby Girl Quilt

When I took photos of this quilt top a month and half ago in the snow, I was wishing for spring. We're closer to the official start date of spring, but here I am again snapping pictures in the snow!
I decided to add a couple of borders. They are certainly nothing innovative, but the solids aqua did allow me to show of a pieced border that might have been lost against the plus blocks. The borders also made my quilt closer the size I like for babies. It is 41" x 41" after being washed. Just right!
I got all cocky after free motion quilting my last quilt, so I decided to try another pattern on this one. I used the tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman to make this all over floral pattern. The flowers were really fun to do.
I used a Moda Bella solids aqua for the outer border and back. While I love my Konas, the Moda Bellas do have a lovely, soft hand that the Konas lack.
I added a single plus sign to the back for fun.

This quilt is now on its way to its new home in Australia.


Elizabeth said...

It's beautiful! I love the flowers.

Lynette said...

How pretty!

Alisa said...

It's so very pretty!

We were in spring-like temps but are back to freezing again.

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Oh those flowers (and the quilt) are so pretty! I love how springy it looks in the snow. Gives me hope that it is coming soon!

Shirley said...

Alex, I am loving the borders on your plus quilt! They definitely make your binding pop.

Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful! I just pinned it on Pinterest. Def on my goals for this year to do a plus quilt. Great work!