A few weeks ago I had coffee with Pippa Armbrester, a modern quilter who lives in my town. We’d never met, although we’d heard about each other. I love Pippa’s quilts (check out her book – affiliate link). She has a wonderfully simple understated style and after our meeting I was inspired to try something similar.
Charlie’s colleague, Ethan, and his husband are expecting a baby this winter. They’ve been dreaming of becoming parents for a very long time and have been through a lot to make that dream come true. I wanted to make something special for this baby, but I knew that December is a very busy time for me so I decided to work on it now, in the summer, when I have more free time.
This quilt has a square or two of every solid fabric in my stash. It’s bound in white and backed with a purple floral ditzy print. The quilting is straight lines to the left and right of each vertical seam. I wanted to wash the quilt before gifting it and threw a few color catchers (affiliate link) in the machine along with some mild detergent just to be sure the colors didn’t run and that worked well.
I just saw this beautiful baby quilt made from solids and I’d like to make one like that sometime soon.