Three work colleagues, or former work colleagues, are having babies in the next few months. Two of them work at the same place, so maybe there’s something in the water
That means baby quilts! I’m not a fan of ‘pink for girls and blue for boys’; besides, only one of the mothers-to-be has told the world the sex of her baby. So I wanted to use bright gender-neutral colours for these quilts. Green and yellow/orange were obvious choices and the last one
(still to be created) will be is in purple tones.
I also needed a simple pattern that I could whip up quickly and that allowed me to use a variety of fabrics. I decided to use the ‘Wickedly Easy Quilts’ pattern that’s free from http://www.byannie.com/
For the quilting, I wanted to use an all-over design for each, and something that reflected the fabrics. So I chose a big meandering leaf motif for the green quilt (in a neon/fluoro green Isacord thread [col 6010]), and a large bubble/circle motif for the yellow one, following the theme of some of the spotted fabrics.
Here are some photos of these two quilts (click on a photo to see it full size); more photos are available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630633535462/
Yes, there are tiny teddies in the yellow quilt