Hi habibis! The month of May has been quite busy so far and I never got around to my second post last week, nor will I be participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival this spring. It’s just too much. I hope I can make up for it with this bright and cheery baby quilt I made!
My friend P and her husband J just had their first baby! Baby S is adorable and I was so excited to make her a present. I decided to use some of the scraps from P and J’s wedding quilt, which are lime and teal, and add some pink and a little orange. They live in a tropical place and I wanted bright tropical colors.
I mentioned in my Handstitched posts that I’d always wanted to make a medallion quilt, and I started with making the dogwood blossom center for this one, too, in solid teal on a lime and teal print. (This is the one where I had trouble with the wax paper applique.) Then I added a border in the same lime and teal print.
For the next border I pulled out my scraps from P and J’s quilt. It was a hexagon quilt, so I ended up with a lot of little triangles leftover from cutting out the triangles. I sewed the triangles together in pairs to make little rectangles. I cut them down to all be the same size and sewed them into strips. I added a bright print at the corners.
I used a cute print from my Aunt D’s stash with the lime and teal print for the next border.
I had two leftover pinwheel half hexagons from P and J’s quilt, which I used as the centers for the next border, framed by a cherry blossom print and a coordinating coral print from the same set. (I kept sewing them at the wrong angles and having to rip them out.)
For the fifth border, I used lime and teal solids.
The sixth and final border is strips of orange, yellow, green, and teal.
It’s pretty cool-looking, right? It’s crazy busy, but my quilts generally are. I think the center and the first three borders are cohesive, and then the outer three borders are less so, but I like it anyway.