Lotus quilt

This is made from mostly Amy Butler fabrics from her lotus line (thank you Christina!) with some American Jane pez prints thrown in there.  Its my first time using grey in a quilt and I think I’m in love.  Especially with the black, red & blue.  Its perfect & cute for a boy (or girl?).  And backed with the softest light blue minky ever.  This one is definitely staying with me, it will make a perfect little car seat quilt for baby #2.  The pattern is the disappearing nine patch, you can find a tutorial for it on my sidebar somewhere over there ————>.  This one is small for a newborn, I think it measures 34″ x 42″.

39 Responses to Lotus quilt

  1. Sarahby December 10, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    wow that is stunning. I love the way the mint green squares pop.

  2. Jeni December 10, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    This is really beautiful, great colors!

  3. Linda December 10, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    I definitely love how this turned out!

  4. Jessica December 10, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    I love it! I especially love your choice for the binding. The gray looks great with the other colors. And minky on the back–perfect!

  5. penny.hankey December 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    That is stunning, it would be perfect for either a boy or girl. I love the grey and the green patches too.

  6. A. December 10, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Ooh I like the gray, too. I've been wanting to do more with gray (Hope Valley, anyone??). Love the disappearing 9-patch…I am making one for my MIL for Christmas and haven't quilted it yet, but I love the way you did yours – I was originally going to do 45-degree lines, but I'm sold on your design! So thanks!

  7. Jo's Place December 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    WOW, that looks fabulous, I am in love.

  8. Blue Is Bleu December 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    So lovely! Loving the grey, and the fabrics all go together so nicely.

  9. Isa December 10, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    It looks lovely. Love your fabric combination.

  10. Keriann December 10, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    Oh how stunning! I LOVE that fabric! Beautiful work as always!

  11. JacquieLH December 10, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE this. I haven't been sewing long and am a newby to the world of quilts but this is by far, my favorite quilt of all the ones I've seen.

    I love the color/prints. I am super jealous! :)

  12. Jody December 10, 2009 at 7:28 pm #


  13. Misty @ The DoanGang December 10, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    Oh wow! That is fabulous! The disappearing 9 patch was the perfect choice to showcase all those fabulous prints. LOVE. it.

  14. Sherri December 10, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    It's absolutely gorgeous! I love the mix of print and pattern…yes, just the perfect way to feature those fabrics!

  15. Slack December 10, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    I love the color combos! I've been doing a bunch of disappearing 9 patches (thanks to you)this season.

  16. Karen December 10, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    Love the colours! Baby #2 will look very chic. Are you sure baby #1 won't want it?

  17. Chancy December 10, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    You're right those are great color combos. I especially like how the red pops out. Awesome quilt. That is one lucky baby.

  18. badlandsquilts December 10, 2009 at 8:47 pm #

    I would love to hear more about quilting with Minkee? I've heard it can really stretch on you but would love to use it for a couple throws?!

  19. Tailored Trash Queen December 10, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    That is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  20. Mama Pea Quilts December 10, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    I like the way you've used fabrics for your baby quilts, receiving blankets and bibs that aren't traditional baby colors or prints.

    When my daughter was little, I knit her a black winter hat because she looked so good in black. (Took a lot of flack for that.) Hard to break the thought pattern that little girls have to be outfitted in pink . . . and a baby quilt can't be made with bold colors! :o)

  21. beth December 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    very very pretty!!

  22. Cheryl Arkison December 10, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    That's the best use of that line I've ever seen. Good compliment with teh American Jane.

  23. Lois Grebowski December 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm #

    I love how everything pops. Great job on your fabric choices.

  24. Rene' December 11, 2009 at 12:05 am #

    I REALLY love this quilt. I need to check out your pattern.

  25. Allie December 11, 2009 at 12:39 am #

    Very cute quilt! I am such a fan of the minky!

  26. Wendy December 11, 2009 at 1:59 am #

    This is a really beautiful quilt…I love the color combinations. I have been looking at Amy Butler's Lotus line and have resisted so far…but now I think you may have pushed me over the edge!

  27. Leslie December 11, 2009 at 3:36 am #

    this is amazing and so beautiful. great job. Do you quilt on the minky or before you attach it?

  28. zarina December 11, 2009 at 6:06 am #

    I love having the gray in my quilt but I have not yet have the opportunity to use since its quite difficult to find any printed fabric with gray. Will be using more of my hand dyed solids.

  29. Brad n Becky December 11, 2009 at 6:33 am #

    love it!!!! Seriously!

  30. b davis December 11, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    Love those fabrics. I have been working on a quilt with the red and blue Amy Butler lotus fabrics, too. Your quilt is fabulous. Can't wait to finish mine up.

  31. Christina December 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    I'm so glad the prints found a quilt! :)

  32. Heather December 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    Wow, I am in love with this quilt!! It is so pretty…

  33. I Love Baby Quilts! December 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    Pretty! Babies love those colors.

  34. Melanie December 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    Very cute! I love it!

  35. ChickieChirps December 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    It is gorgeous! You always choose the best fabric combos. Don't you just love minky? I don't know why more people don't use it.


  36. Dizzy Little Kingdom December 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    I just bought about 200 pre-cut Lotus squares and now I'm so inspired to sew them up. This quilt is amazing. Love the pattern!

    Dizzy Little Kingdom

  37. CJ December 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm #


  38. sewkatiedid December 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    I love the black in this.

  39. dollardidit December 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm #

    beautiful colors!!!

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