This was commissioned as a quilt for a new baby. I always recommend a small throw-sized quilt rather than a traditional baby sized quilt. This way the quilt is still manageable for the little one once they start toddling around, but can be also used as they grow up.
Baby's nursery was decorated in shades of peach and green, and we chose to have the quilt coordinate. I opted for solids in varying shades of peach and green along with coordinating shades of coral, blue, yellow, and beige set against an almost white background.
The back is one of Tula Pink's Bumble prints - Cotton Candy in the Sprout colorway with a coordinating stripe of olive green, and the binding is Dear Stella's Sunburst Stripe in orange, which reads more like a peachy coral when paired with the colors used in this quilt.
I quilted it in edge-to-edge chevrons, following the lines of the half-square triangles used to create the broken herringbone pattern. There is a Dr. Seuss quote on the label, "Oh the places you'll go!", and I wish I could take credit for the near perfect placement of the quilting on the label - where the quilting lines go up into arrows right by baby's name and the quote, but it was pure serendipity.
I measured the quilt once it came out of the wash; but in a moment of ditziness, I did not record the measurements. I want to say it's 40"x50" or 42"x49". Either way, it's of a size that this little one will be able to manage once she's moving around on her own, and will still be able to use as she grows, maybe curled up in her favorite chair reading Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia when she's eight, or studying when she's older...
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I'm so behind on posting finished quilts this year; but I plan to remedy this over the next few months. So let's get to it!
First up, the constellation quilt which my cousin Suzi & her partner Dee commissioned as a wedding gift.
I made this quilt on a whim because I just had to cut into those beautiful ombres as soon as I got my hands on them. Don't you just love the way the color gradations makes the quilt appear to be shimmering?
FIFTY YEARS! Can you even imagine? Not having gotten married until the age of 36, and being married less than eight years myself, I can barely imagine a 20th anniversary, let alone a 50th. It's definitely a milestone worth celebrating, So when my sister reached out about having a quilt made for her in-laws big day, I was thrilled!
The worst thing about commissioned work is that I rarely get to see the recipients receive their quilts. This time, however, I was lucky enough to be there when one of my recent finishes was given to a lovely pair of newlyweds.
Today, I'd like to share a couple of things.
First, my Etsy shop is up and running. I've added new tab under the blog title with a direct link for your convenience. Most of my quilts are commissioned works; however, from time to time I will make something on a whim because something inspires me. These are the quilts you will find for sale in the shop. I will post here when I list new items. If you want to receive automatic updates, I suggest following with Bloglovin' or following the RSS feed (see left side bar).
Next, the Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions exhibit at the Ontario (California) Museum of History and Art is now open. If you are on Facebook, you can see some great photographs by Paul Broeker here. This is the quilt I have hanging in the exhibit. If you scroll through Paul's pictures, you'll see it hanging among some beautiful quilts.
I wanted to take a moment to share the details of the Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions exhibit at the Ontario, CA Museum of History and Art. My quilt, Hexie Rebellion, was accepted to hang in the show. This quilt is a modern interpretation of a traditional hexagon quilt.