Thursday, September 16, 2010

Neutral Baby Quilt

By now most of you have probably figured out that I am not a neutral person.  I like color, actually I love color.  I see people's houses that are done in neutrals, and I love them, they are awesome, I just could not live in them.  I need color.  I have a friend, she is one of these people who loves neutrals, her house well, lets just say it is amazing, and I love it, I just couldn't live in it cause I need color.  She recently had a baby, a tiny little girl, who is so beautiful!  Before this little one was born I decided I wanted to make a quilt.  I had a really hard time deciding on fabrics.  I was so drawn to all the colorful fabrics, but I knew her momma was more into neutrals.  I picked my fabrics, I'll tell you, I wasn't too thrilled with them.  They just were not clicking with me.  But, since this was not for me, and my mom assured me that one of her favorite quilts she made was all neutrals (she's not really a neutral person, but she's not as colorful as me either), I decided to go with it.  I made a pattern called Around the World.  It is an old pattern, but very simple, and you can find the directions here.

All the fabrics I used had patterns, but they were subtle.  To "jazz" it up a bit, I found 3 fabrics that had gold glitter on them.  Now wait, I know you are thinking "how tacky!"  The glitter was very subtle, only visible in certain lights, and frankly it looked good with the other fabrics.  In the end I think the glitter fabrics really helped this quilt to "pop".   The only problem, you can't really see the glitter in the pictures.  Oh well, someday maybe I'll have a camera that does better pics, for now, I am happy with the one I have!

I pieced and quilted this on a sewing machine, and the quilting was done "on point".    I really love how this quilt turned out!  I thought it might get a bit boring (to me anyway since I love color) but I love it!  Part of me wanted to keep it! That always happens when I make a quilt, a little part of you goes into it, so you want to keep it.  But, if I kept them.... well, you know.  So, total cost for this project, $12, that's a price tag I can live with!!
Have you made a quilt?  Want to make one but not sure how?  Let me know!
 Parties I'm linking too:
Just Because I Like It, at Tools Are For Women Too! 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest 
Creative High @ Those Northern Skies

 Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. It is simply beautiful!! I'm so impressed by the price, too! I guess I over buy fabric, so the bill adds up. :) Thanks for sharing!

    (I'm visiting from Paisley Passions)

  2. i love that quilt!!! cutest i've seen i think!!!

  3. It is beautiful and I love the neutral colors and she will too!
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  4. Oh My! Love that quilt! I need to make a tshirt quilt for a friend-just haven't gotten around to it yet! Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi!


  5. Boy that is good work there! I could never do that. Yes my bag is from 31:)

  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  7. It's absolutely beautiful, Melissa! As hard as it must have been for you to keep it "neutral," it's perfect just as you created it.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  8. It turned out beautiful and subtle.