4 years ago a girl came up to me at a church conference and asked me “are you by chance Cluck Cluck Sew?”. Now she’s become my best friend and I’m so glad this blog helped me meet her! Plus our husbands became instant friends…how lucky is that?!
She’s having a baby girl next month, and baby will be sharing a room with her older sister who has lavender and aqua decor already. Most of the purples in this quilt are from my Hello Jane line (coming in a few weeks or less I think!), and I added some lavender prints. I’ll do a post with some coordinating solids like these for Hello Jane soon.
Different shades of purple mix so well together like the blues do…I love the violet next to the lavender.
I used this 60 degree triangle ruler and cut my starting strips 5 1/2″ x width of the fabric, then cut my triangles from the strips using the 5 1/2″ mark on the ruler. I really like this size of triangle for a baby quilt. I think this one measured about 45″ x 50″ when I was done. I didn’t count out my triangles as I cut them…I just cut and cut until it looked like enough and laid it out the size I wanted.
I put a lavender minky on the back, and I used basting spray (tutorial here) plus a few pins since I used a slightly thicker batting. I straight line quilted it following the diagonal seams, and machine bound it.
I just love making baby quilts…especially when it’s a baby I’ll get to snuggle and hold lots and lots!
I’m headed to Quilt Market in St. Louis tomorrow. My suitcases are over-stuffed and have a book to read while I enjoy a plane ride ALONE. :) If you’ll be there I’m in booth 2231…I’ll do a recap on the blog next week!