I could pretend that this quilt was finished in the month since he joined us. But that would be a lie as it has been sitting in the nursery and I just had not had time to snap pictures or blog about it. Carter is a great baby who is sleeping wonderfully and is not fussy, but honestly “showering” and “take a nap” have been added to the daily to-do list so I feel just a little bit productive. Quilting (and blogging obviously) have been neglected.
This quilt was my version of the Robert Kaufman No prints Allowed Challenge at the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. We were given a charm pack of solids in a specific colorway and challenged to make a quilt using every single color in the charm pack as well as any other solids we chose. I chose the bright colorway as I already had a place in the nursery in mind for the quilt. And as I had already made a quilt using this charm pack and wanted to switch up the design to something more complicated.
There were so many creative ideas that people came up with…well in March when the challenge was due. And I had the quilt top completed then and shared it with everyone. I swear as there is even photographic evidence that will not be posted here. I thought I looked cute and obviously pregnant when I got dressed that night…but really I just looked like I had been enjoying too many quarter pounders.
Back to the quilt-I decided to do opposing zigzags with my charm pack with a white background. I strategically put the blue/green and orange zigzags on one side, so folded on the chair in the nursery they would appear to match the color scheme.
For the quilting, I did zigzags that mimicked the colored sections and moved further and further apart as they moved away from the center of the quilt.
My lines aren’t perfectly straight and I got really sick of repositioning my walking foot each time I had to change my angle, but I am happy with how it came out.
The back is simple and cuddly orange flannel.
I love how it looks on the rocker and it already has gotten a lot of use at night when I am feeding the baby boy and freezing.
Of course my favorite pictures of the quilt are these-
Anything is more fun with a baby on it…well at least I think so.