A Flurry of Quilts

So, bunches of people I know are having babies. I can’t keep up folks! You need to take a break for a year so I can finish more baby quilts. It’s exhausting. Just kidding…I’ll find a way to churn them out. As you can guess, this is my favorite baby quilt pattern. It’s so versatile, great for boys or girls. And it really showcases the fabric. 

The neon pink and brown bird fabric was NOT easy to match though. I have had it for a long time, and no one is still producing this colorway. Kaffe Fassett Aboriginal Dots were a perfect border choice and seem to go with everything. Please don’t ever stop printing this incredible fabric, Kaffe! I stitched a label for the baby, little Reese Elizabeth Nasca. (I also made a baby quilt for her older sister, Norah.)  
  

  
    
  

This is a very different interpretation of my fave baby quilt. I wanted to do something really unique and fun. The prints are all from Spoonflower. I love all the animals playing instruments! They remind me of a Wes Anderson film, like Fantastic Mr. Fox. It’s for a baby boy, Benjamin Reign DiRaddo. Patrick’s grandma Nita asked me to make something for her niece’s new baby. I love how WILD it is!

  
  

  

This isn’t a baby quilt, but it is for someone very special…Patrick’s fantabulous girlfriend, Emily. She’s a superstar! She just got accepted to Belmont University! Such a great achievement! She’s a talented singer, guitarist and songwriter. I think she’s going to take Belmont by storm. 

The quilt was inspired by the outfits she and Patrick wore to prom back in April. She had on a gorgeous black beaded dress and he wore a white tuxedo with a gold bow tie. I wanted to back it in a black Minkee with an embossed arabesque pattern; however, the Minkee is simply too plush to use. The quilt thread pulls the fibers through to the quilt top. Bummer! I’m scrambling to find backing fabric since the Camelot Nightfall collection has been out for quite awhile. Luckily, people are selling leftover yardage on Ebay. I can’t wait to see this quilt finished! It is going to be spectacular!

 

I highly doubt that my son ever reads my blog, so I think it will be safe to post a photo of his Christmas gift quilt that I just completed (well, the top).  I used Parson Gray’s Katagami Collection, since they match the Belmont school colors (where Patrick goes!). The pattern seemed appropriate for my music loving child since it looks like an equalizer. I love that it looks masculine and modern too. I’ve chosen a grey print for the backing and the red and white print for the binding. I’m really excited about this one!

 

After all these quilts, I still have more UFO’s to complete! Two needlepoint projects, one pillow top and one small piece. I’ll finish them before the New Year. I have other big plans in the works that might impede the progress, but that’s news for another day. Woohoo!

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