Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Making of a Baby Quilt

I find inspiration for my quilts from all over the place. Sometimes they start with a pile of fabrics I like. Sometimes they start with a sketch. And sometimes I get a customer that starts me off with a paint color.

This baby quilt started with a paint chip - Sherwin Williams Sleepy Blue. The nursery color scheme is navy, grey, baby blue and white.
A range of blue, grey and navy fabrics.
The first thing I do is go through my fabrics on hand to see if I have anything. If not, I get to have a trip to the fabric store to look for something that will work. Then between a few online conversations with my customer, we decide on which fabrics to include and which we won't.

Then, it's a little cutting and a little sewing and blocks start going up on my design wall to be played with. I love this part where I'm playing with color and fabric placement and trying to find a design that will be just the right combination.
Blue & Navy Chevrons
Blue, Grey and Navy Chevrons
A couple different chevron layouts
You will have to wait to see what this quilt finally looks like! In the meantime, I'm having fun in my sewing room!
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