In early June, I was able to start on a baby quilt at my quilt retreat. I had decided to make some quilts using GE Designs' LEXI pattern. One quilt was intended for a niece's second child, and I decided to use some of the same fabrics or similar fabrics that I used for the quilt for her first baby. I have a stash of 30s children's prints, and chose a palette of bright reds, yellows, blues and greens for this quilt. I generally like to design my own quilts, but I have been enjoying making the quilts designed by Gundrun Erla. They are not difficult, and are quite eye-catching!
We had an ersatz design wall set up, and I used it often to play with the color combinations.
When I got home, the panel joined others on my own design wall!
When possible, I like to make my baby quilts a good size so the kids can use a nap blankets when they are bigger. I decided to add a pieced border of the fabrics to finish this off. I forgot to measure before I sent off to baby Hughes, but I think this is about 42 x 48.
|The quilt in the lake breeze. Please ignore my trusty quilt holder's sock choice!|
Here is the quilt I made for Hughes' big sister, Pippa. My blog about this quilt can be found here.
I still had enough of the backing to use the same fabric for the backs, and I realize I used the same Kona red for the binding, too! This picture is from the Union Jack quilt, but the one for the Lexi quilt is identical!
Welcome, Baby Hughes! I hope the kids have fun matching fabrics in their quilts!