Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Modern Meadow Baby Quilt

I'm making quilts for two babies being born in the spring. In both cases, the parents have elected not to find out the baby's gender ahead of time. I know there's a lot of cute gender-neutral fabric out there, but gender-specific quilts are just so much more fun!

You probably know where I'm going with this—yes, I'm going to make one boy quilt and one girl quilt, to be distributed as needed after the babies are born. If they are both girls or both boys, at least I only have to do one quilt after-the-fact. And I have three more friends who are hoping to be pregnant any minute, so I know the unused quilt will find a home sooner or later.

So here's the first. This is my crib-size version of the Chain Linked pattern by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter. One of the two babies' nurseries will be almost entirely white and cream, so I wanted to do something with that two-tone component. Amy's pattern was perfect for that (I used Kona White and Kona Ivory). And if the other baby ends up with this quilt, it's still neutral enough that it should go with any d├ęcor. I just love how the geometric-ness of this pattern works with the geometric-ness of the Modern Meadow prints. And I think I just created a new word—geometricness! Now I just have to figure out how I want to quilt it.

And hey—look what I picked up yesterday! They finished it a whole day early. Let the binding begin!

Last but not least, don't forget about my giveaway!


  1. Looks great! I love that quilt pattern! :)

  2. this is so pretty. i love the pattern you used.

  3. Love the way this turned out! Beautiful, as always :) And I totally agree, gender-specific quilts are so much more fun!

  4. Love it! So simple and stunning! Amy's really caught my eye too...maybe I need to try this pattern. Love the colors!

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

  5. I love this quilt. It's so fresh and modern!

  6. Beautiful! Love your color palette! Happy Fabric Tuesday... here's my link

  7. I love the colors. Just beautiful.

    I’d like to invite you to a link-up event at my place on November 5th and 6th called, The Airing of the Quilts. I’d be pleased if you could join us, and hope you’ll hop over to my blog and grab the party button so you can help me spread the word.

  8. LOVE the colors, love the linked boxes... and love the 'flying in the wind' photo of the quilt top! You inspire me. Time for me to stop taking photos, take a break from fibre landscapes and start a quilt! : )

  9. Really really pretty! I just got some of this line myself and have been cutting all weekend!! I love it and there is no reason to not have baby quilts handy, I agree! :) Thanks so much for linking up, see you next week :)

  10. i'm really liking the modern quilts I'm seeing on people's sites. They 'feel' happy! I'm a scrappy, classic-block girl myself, but I think I'm going to have to try a modern design coming up here pretty soon...


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