It’s almost mid March and I have, only just, finished a quilt! My first in the sew my stash challenge 2015. It’s a baby quilt for a lovely young couple expecting their first child later this spring.
If you’ve followed me on my IG feed or here on my blog, you know I adore anything Kate & Birdie Paper Company makes. This fabric line, Bluebird Park is no exception. The more I work with their fabrics, the more I love them! I’m not a ‘cutesy’ kind of gal, I don’t really like prints with animals but these, oh, these are different! The cutest little hedgehogs trail across the fabric, the sweetest hummingbirds flutter near the branches of a tree. The bicycles and bunnies, yup! Love!
I don’t have any of this line to sell in my shop and I was kind of hoarding this charm pack of Bluebird Park, but, I’ve got their newest line Winterberry (coming soon). It is a Christmas fabric line that plays very well with their previous holiday line Winter’s Lane. Trust me, you will want to stock up on this one! It is a fabric hoarders dream!
Ok, back to the quilt! I knew eventually someone close to me would have a baby that I could use this on. I finally had a reason to stitch it up into a very simple crib quilt. The batting is Hobbs 80/20 Heirloom batting. I backed it using the co-ordinating teal textured solid and the grey/teal hydrangea print.
I did a medium stipple in the white background space and left the charm squares as they are, I wanted the fabric to shine, not my quilting. All pieced and quilted using Aurifil Thread.
I’m kinda jazzed about how the back looks with the negative and positive quilting spaces.
Well, there you have it. My first finish for 2015, and my first Sew My Stash 2015 finish. I’m usually more prolific than this but I have been a little busy, setting up the store.
Next week, I’ll share my first apparel item (in nearly a decade) sewn using a Valori Wells Knit, available in my shop.
Till next time…