Monday, July 2, 2012

Hipster Baby Quilt Top

A friend of mine at work is having a baby boy.  She's a pretty hip cat, and they are doing the baby room in grey with green accents and very modern furniture.  I had bought some super fun, bright Michael Miller fabric a while back when someone (can't remember who) was having a destash sale on etsy.


I ended up getting all 4 coordinating prints for $5 a yard (1 yard of each), figuring it would make a fun baby quilt someday.  So when my friend told me about the nursery colors, I thought these would work well.  But, then I thought, man these are a little bright and busy all together, as it turns out.  I decided to feature the animals, use the stripe for binding and the dots for the backing.  So I dove into my stash, decided I didn't have enough coordinates, so bought a few more (so much for using what I had!).    I decided to focus on the yellow, green, black and grey.

 

  Once all my fabrics arrived, I pulled them all out to play (my favorite part).  At this point I wasn't entirely sure where I was going with this.  So, I took a look at my Flickr favorites, and saw this.  I decided this would be my inspiration, and with my son's colored pencils (cause I suck at photoshop) I came up with a design.


Once I came up with the design, I got super motivated to see it in action.  So I stayed up until 3am on a Friday night sewing away.  My idea of a perfect Friday night!  And I came really close to finishing the quilt top.  So close, I was able to finish it up on Sunday.  Horay!

Then, it took a while for the weather, light and my schedule to coordinate to take good photos.  

But the stars aligned one evening after work, and so I headed to the back yard to try some artsy shots.  Most of my photos are taken late at night with a flash cause that is the only time I have to sew.


I'm supper happy with how this top came out (and the photos too!).  I think it is modern and hipster enough for my friend.  I think I will do some echo quilting in a zig zag along the arrows.



Hopefully I can get that done soon.  I am super eager to have a quilt finish. 

19 comments:

  1. Your quilt looks wonderful - great colours and the Michael Miller animal fabric is so cute!

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  2. Seriously, you must never sleep. It looks great!

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  3. Super hipster and cool. I love all the coordinates you chose! : )

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  4. I really like this. Great design and fabric choices.

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  6. So cool! Lisaleh (comment #7) directed me here... I recently made a baby quilt (for my nephew) with the Michael miller animals fabric, but I chose to accentuate the turquoise and green (my SIL's favourite colours.) It's awesome to see how many different ways you can go with one print! If you want a peek, mine is on my blog.

    Off to read more of your posts!

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  7. Oh wow, it looks really nice! The colors go really well together and the feature fabric looks really great in the center there. Very cool quilt!

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  8. Your baby quilt is very nice. I am sure your friend will like it.

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  9. That is stunning! I love how graphic it is and yes, very hip! I have a dear friend who is having a baby boy too and I really need to get on top of picking out fabrics!

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  10. It looks great. There's nothing more hipster than handmade, especially after a few tumbles in the grass.

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  11. Love it. it is so nice to see baby things that are not pastel. This could be used in the room for years.

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  12. Perfect! Love the colors and the animals are so fun! Baby will love this and so will mommy!

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  13. What a fantastic quilt! It is really great. I thought I had added myself as a follower to your blog a few weeks ago and I just noticed today that it did not take. I am so glad I fixed that and I am catching up today.

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