Category Archives: baby quilts

what a good yellow can do

I love color theory, and this week I had a lot of fun with the color yellow. Three quilt tops, all quilted using yellow thread.

I thought that I would surely use a green-ish thread on this one because of the center panel, but nope! lemon yellow worked across all of the different fabrics and absolutely disappeared into the background color of the center panel.modern girls quilt, full-size

“Modern Girls”

Next up came a cute little “Naptime” Quilt. Even though the quilt reads “green”, yellow thread blended across all of the fabrics.nap time full size

Naptime in the ocean

and finally, a really fresh take on the French Braid style. Using yellow thread here was a no-brainer, but I do love the way it looks against the black!yellow and black french braid quilt

fresh!

here are some close up shots so you can get a better idea of how the yellow thread works it magic!

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new baby quilts

so, in the last few months I’ve quilted up a few tops that are for new babies–these little ones are so lucky!  What’s new are the colors–I mean COLORS! Brights with lots of contrast. Also new are the themes. Dancing crows, silly chickens, and Monet impressionist prints, to start. And omg, check out the mama and baby giraffe with needle-turned applique’ spots and dimensional leaves (for teething). Wow. It’s easy to see that these quilters get caught up with the textiles and textures and don’t let go! I’m so pleased to be part of that process–go, baby!

  sunflowers were the obvious choice for quilting
yellow flannel backing shows the quilting nicely
i just luv these crows!
mama & baby

 

 

nice framed Monet prints
Monet butterflies and dragonflys
applique' hearts & stars
the "slinky" toy dog!

 

 

 

giraffe close-up

 

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