Warm and Whimsical


I had a jolt of inspiration the other day to finish up a few quilts for my store.  I started this one a few months ago, then set it aside to start on Christmas gifts.  I had a lot of fun making this one, and I lovety-love-love these colors.


If my little girl only needed another blanket, I'd keep it right now.   I started with no plan, and really didn't have any idea what the final quilt would be.  I had a stack of warm colored fabrics picked out, and decided to add some pastel solids.  My only regret is the center block which I think is a bit too dark for the rest.   When you see it hanging here it looks like a bit of a bulls-eye, but really, in real life you hardly notice it.  I guess that's what happens when I don't draw anything out ahead.


This block here is the same as the binding fabric.  But I never even noticed that till it was done.  I chose the binding now the other day, and was pumped at how well it matched.  Duh!  There was a reason.  I just forgot that I had a piece of that fabric included in the quilt top.

I used Bliss Flannel on the back.  I'm telling you, if you like to use flannel,  go buy some of it RIGHT NOW.   I think I could use it on almost every quilt I make.  It seems extra soft, and the color is just right.  The size of the dots is small which I like.  When I'm buying quilt backings, I always steer away from stripes or anything in rows, because if I do straight line quilting,  I'm bound to have it off-center by a bit, and even a quarter inch makes the back look messy when your quilting line doesn't match up with the fabric on the back.

So what I'm saying is, these dots are small and close together, so this isn't an issue.


Yes, I want to keep this one!  But there's always another one to make...

13 comments:

  1. scrolled passed this in google reader and I actually said out loud ... "oh that is so cute!" so I thought I would let you know that is adorable!

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  2. It is absolutely gorgeous, I love every part of it, the colours, fabric, shapes, quilting and binding.

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  3. That flannel does look wonderful...maybe I NEED some???

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  4. The colors are wonderful together! Great binding. I might need to get some of that flannel...

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  5. Wow! It's just adorable!! I lovety-love-love it and all the squares look great. I think it's just perfect :)

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  6. I LOVE IT! I love EVERYTHING about it! I don't think the center block is too dark at all. GREAT JOB!

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  7. One of the prettiest quilts I've seen. Gorgeous!

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  8. I love your fabric choices, they just make the fabric pop.

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  9. I love this quilt, it's beautiful. I bought some Bliss Flannel too, aqua with the big flowers, it is sooo soft.

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  10. i love the binding the colours are great in it. are you able to tell me what the fabric ois called or where it is from, please

    doubletime95(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  11. I love this quilt! What is the pattern, please?!
    marciekoch@gmail.com

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  12. Love your quilt ... and your blog too. Have added you to my blog list so I can come back for more inspiration.

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