Between Amy Sinbaldi and Alisse Courter, I was in some kind of incredible Fabric Heaven in the making of this quilt. I had fallen in love a while ago with Alisse Courter’s Magnolia line of fabrics for Camelot Fabrics and couldn’t wait to make a cute little girl’s quilt with the peachy pink fabrics from that line. Then Amy Sinbaldi came out with her Paperie collection for Art Gallery Fabrics and when I saw her “Happily Ever After” fabric I knew it would go beautifully with those peachy pink fabrics.
I didn’t want to cut these fabrics too much because I wanted the prints to really shine, so I decided on a 16-patch quilt. I cut 3.5″ strips to make the checkerboard pattern for finished 3″ squares. I think often this is the cutest pattern for baby quilts.
Moda came out with a line called “Ombre” which is a gradient solid and I have found this fabric to be a real workhorse in quilts – it looks as if you’ve used two or three or even four different solids, but you haven’t. And instead of trying to match a bunch of different solids, the Ombre fabric gives you a few different solids from the same piece of fabric. I love this fabric! So I used a fat quarter of Ombre Popsicle Pink and got several really pretty solids from it.
The other fabrics I used were Robert Kaufman Kona Solid in Baby Pink and Snapshot Hearts in Pink from Riley Blake. For the binding, when I held Squared Elements in Watermelon up to the quilt, it was the clear winner.
For the backing, I used Floral Lattice in White from the Magnolia Line. Such a sweet design. I love this particular fabric so much and it was so fun to see it as a full backing on a quilt.
I used Warm and White 100% cotton batting for this quilt. This quilt finished at 36″x47″, a nice little baby quilt that you could use on the floor, snuggle up with or just as a pretty accent piece in a room.
Can you tell I love this quilt? I have put this quilt in my shop, but it’s hard to part with it!
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