Friday, February 28, 2014

Waves Baby Quilt in Pink

This simple baby quilt was a response to my son's request for a gift for his teacher's baby.  She had her first child today, a little girl. 
I chose a clean, modern design that has been in a my sketchbook for a while.  It was quick to make (which was necessary since he asked me to make it just a week before her last day!), and the solids I picked create a great space to showcase free motion quilting designs.  I quilted a different design in each color with matching thread.  Each of these designs can be found in Angela Walter's  book Free-Motion Quilting.
 
I picked three shades of pink from my stash, white, and grey sketch binding. 
I hope it is used and loved for years.  It was a pleasure to make for someone who has put so much time and care into teaching my child.
I have plans to make a couple of these 40 x 50 quilts in other colors for my etsy shop, but you know what they say about plans. Want to make your own Waves Baby Quilt?  The pattern is now available as an instant download PDF.

18 comments:

Holly said...

I love this quilt! What a beautiful gift for a person who means a lot to your family. This design is inspired!

Leanne said...

I love this quilt, I am working on minimalist and graphic designs, and this is fabulous.

angela said...

So simple but so pretty!

Vicki said...

You are brilliant. Never seen anything like it before; I love it.

Jan said...

This is such a sweet modern design.

Brenda said...

this is really great!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a beautifully sweet quilt. Love the fresh and modern design. Really shows off the quilting. And the grey binding was a perfect choice!

Debbie said...

Very sweet!!

C. Jaeger said...

This is so pretty, and your quilting looks great! I always wonder about using contrasting or matching threads when quilting solids. Seeing this answered my question!

SeaBreeze Quilts said...

Love this quilt! Can you give some tips on ow to achieve the wavy lines? I'm a novice quilter and have stuck to straight lines so far!

Rachel said...

Stunning!

Alex Eckert said...

This is gorgeous! I love everything about it! The design, the colors and the quilting!

Josée Carrier said...

I absolutely love this! And your fmq is beautiful!

melintheattic.com said...

I really love this quilt. Simple and stunning. Awesome.

FlourishingPalms said...

This may be a simple design, Alex, but it's quite stunning in design and execution. The colors are clear, and the quilting is so appropriate! You did a lovely job. I hope it was enthusiastically received!

Carla said...

I'm so far behind on blog reading.....how fun to see this post. You quilt is so cute...love the colors!

Alli said...

This is such a cool design! :)

Sharon said...

Just found this on Flickr. Love!