I am happy to welcome you to Hudson Valley Quilts. I have not blogged in a few weeks during the migration of my blog, from Blogger to WordPress. A lot has happened, in making new quilts and in other areas of life, which I will eventually share. But today, it’s all about one very special baby quilt, for a very special west coast cousin.
Let’s get down to business, and share a finish. A quilt for my cousin Marigold.
I pieced together a lot 2 1/2 inch strips of text and low volume fabrics, horizontally. The diamonds we inserted during the piecing.
The aqua and peach are the colors of Marigold’s bedroom. I also added the hearts in the lower right hand corner, to give it some of my own design.
I had some fun making the back too. I added three horizontal strips using leftover scraps of the text and low volume fabrics, and the aqua and peach fabrics. The cream color fabric with the gold dotted swiss is used for the entire back of the quilt.
I used the aqua and peach for the binding too, and set it asymmetrically to underscore the position of the diamonds.
This photo shows the back. It’s impossible to see the gold dotted swiss, and am glad it shows up quite well in the close-up. Marigold’s parents and my other relatives will know why I used that fabric, as it is a “wink” and an “acknowledgement” to Marigold’s nickname.
What I love most about this quilt are there are so many fun details in the text fabrics. As Marigold gets older, she will have fun discovering all kinds surprises in the prints and words by herself and with her parents.
I enjoyed sharing this with you, and I loved making this quilt.
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Today I am linking up with Main crush Monday@cookingupquilts, and Let’s Be Social @sewfreshquilts.