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 ;-)