Hello lovely lovelies♡ A beautiful welcome to you♡ Thank you for all your lovely comments last week. My husband and I celebrated Father's Day in the best of ways. Driving through glorious countryside, a perfect sunny, spring day, delicious food and coffee......and good company to boot. Well, me thinks it was excellent company, as for what he thinks......you will have to ask him. =)
I have decided to fashion a baby quilt!! I know!! What am I thinking??!! With two other quilts on the go, (well there were three, but I have finished my flower garden quilt....YAY) I really need to start a new quilt like I need a hole in the head!! But, a teacher at the school where my husband is a chaplain has just given birth to a baby, a sweet little girl; so he asked if I could possibly make a baby quilt as a gift. Why of course I can; just because I have so much time with not much to do. =) Seriously though, a baby quilt is always a delight to fashion, isn't it?? And, it helps that they are small and quick to fashion.
So, a new baby quilt is in the works. The teacher wanted an Australian fauna and flora theme for her baby's nursery. Also, the nursery is neutral in colour so a lot of pink is not to be seen. Australian animals and flowers with a little girl aesthetic was going to prove tricky. In my travels I happened upon fabrics designed by Australian designer Jocelyn Proust. She is one of Australia's most revered artists and is well known for her Australia Native Flora and Australian Birds collections. Her designs are spilling over with abstract prints of sweet wombats, echidnas, koalas, kangaroos, parrots, bandicoots, platypuses etc etc. Among the mix are pretty designs of Australian flowers, as well. These abstract and fun designs, will I think, fit wonderfully into a neutral coloured, little girl's nursery with an Australian theme. The fabrics are in hues of peach, orange, pink, mint green, aqua, turquoise, teal, blue and grey, all in varying tones. I can in my mind's eye see mother and child snuggled under this quilt imagining many an adventurous story where kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras, and all their animal friends get up to all manner of mischief and boisterous fun, deep within the Australian bush. There is many an escapade to be imagined, curled up under this sweet quilt♡
But what design will I make?? As I want this quilt to be finished by November, and as I don't have a lot of time, because I still want to work on my other quilts, I thought I would fashion a cot size, QAYG hexie quilt......again! These fabrics will look perfect as small hexies, scattered here and there with not a lot of thought to placement. Each hexie will be bordered by a mint green and white polka dot fabric. Quick, easy and pretty♡
Until the next time..........
I see that Father's day was a lovely day...For both ;) Here, it's in March...ReplyDelete
What a beautiful, personalized baby quilt it will be, Kim ! Anxious to see the result !
Gorgeous flowers !
Have a shinny week !
A perfect selection of fabrics for the new baby girl’s quilt. She will have fun looking at all the plants and animals on her quilt! Have a wonderful vacation. I look forward to seeing pictures of your adventures when you get back. I also take handwork projects in the car when we travelReplyDelete
The baby quilt will be beautiful and timeless and I love your choice for the back. I'm really looking forward to seeing the results!ReplyDelete
I'm only a very occasional and totally amateur quilter so I'd not come across QAYG before now. I knew instantly what the letters stood for and my interest was thoroughly piqued! Many thanks for the inspiration - I hope I can actually finish something to show you!
Thank you so much♡ I am looking forward to seeing those pretties you finish. So happy to inspire, if only a little. Kim XxDelete
I adore the fabrics that you chose for that baby quilt. There will be hours of fun searching for the various animals and flowers. You have gotten quite a good start on all those pretty hexies. I am impressed with the precision of your polka dot binding. Enjoy your trip! Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Your Aussie hexagon baby quilt is already looking exciting and your choice of fabric is gorgeous. Enjoy your road trip and I'm sure you will have plenty to work on in the evenings after traveling around. Safe travels, and I'll look forward to reading about your adventures on your return,ReplyDelete
What a lovely baby quil you are making, Kim.ReplyDelete
How excite, about a road trip!! Have a safe travel. Enjoy and have fun.
Beautiful hexagons and I hope you have a wonderful trip.ReplyDelete
how sweet is that baby quilt? And perfect for a Aussie themed nursery, but subtle, if you know what I mean.ReplyDelete
What a charming collection of fabrics for the baby quilt. Do you glue baste the edging around the hexie before machine stitching? I wish you safe and happy traveling. Enjoy your trip.ReplyDelete
This is so cute! I can't wait to see the whole quilt finished, happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Oh, that baby quilt will be a treasure! Have a great trip!ReplyDelete
I wondered what you would come up with as a way to put all of these lovelies together and you did it! All the blocks look a bit like playing cards. Have a great adventure!ReplyDelete
That baby quilt will be lovely. I have one to make as well for a friend but haven’t even started. Beautiful pictures as always. Have a great and relaxing trip!ReplyDelete
I love the QAYG hexies and I love those fabrics! What a fun way to make a baby quilt! I'll enjoy seeing the quilt when you finish it up.ReplyDelete
I'm glad Fathers Day was such a lovely day and I'm quite sure that your husband found your company delightful too. I love the idea of the baby quilt and you haven't made it easy for yourself, no plain old hexies for you They have to bordered in that delightful spotted fabric, I could not do that, the stitching would be all over the place but yours is so neat and perfect. Have fun on your road trip. xxReplyDelete
Baby quilts are enjoyable to make. Lucky is the sweet baby girl who will be the recepient. Maybe it’ll be a refreshing break from your other projects. Vintage sewing machines are simple and fun to sew with. May you enjoy hand stitching projects as you travel the countryside!ReplyDelete
What beautiful fabrics, and great new project! Hope you have a great trip, I will surely miss you!ReplyDelete
Preciosos hexágonos, las telas son adorables.ReplyDelete
Te deseo un maravilloso viaje y nos leemos a la vuelta. BESICOS.
Lovely! What soft colors and they work together beautifully!ReplyDelete
I love the sweater you're knitting VERY MUCH!
Such cuteness!Love those colors...Hugs and blessings!ReplyDelete
Thank you, lovely Maristella. Kim XxDelete
Those are wonderful fabrics. You quilt will be perfect :)ReplyDelete
Enjoy, enjoy your trip to Hobart. Isn't it wonderful to think about hand stitching without any special constraints? When I'm at home I always think of other things I can be doing but when on a trip, relaxation comes first. :) Love the baby quilt and what a perfect project to take with you. I'll be waiting (somewhat patiently) to see all the progress you've made.ReplyDelete
The baby quilt will be beautiful, such pretty colours and fabrics. I hope you have a wonderful trip away. Looking forward to your knitting and stitching progress.ReplyDelete
Oh, what a beautiful baby quilt this will be! I cannot wait to see your finished quilt. It will be a treasure, for sure.ReplyDelete
Oh that is very sweet of you to make her a quilt, you have such cute fabrics there to use, and how special to be creating a hexie quilt for her, I am sure she will be thrilled with it and I can't wait to see it done :)ReplyDelete
I hope you two have a good time on your trip and enjoy your time away, look forward to hearing how it all went!
That is a great fabric selection and how wonderful it is to make a baby quilt. I wouldn't have thought of hand stitched hexis as being simple and quick though. Enjoy your trip!ReplyDelete
This quilt is going to be glorious, Kim. Such delightful and fun fabrics. You are already going to town on it and at this speed you will have it completed way before November. Have a lovely road trip and vacation. Enjoy the spring weather, my dear and happy quilting.ReplyDelete
Another wonderful hexagon quilt. Fabrics are unusual.
Hope you have a great trip. Look forward to seeing all the photos when you return.
Best wishes Kay c Xx
The fabrics are unusual aren't they? I love the abstract nature of these sweet fabrics; so happy I found them. Thank you for your best wishes re our little trip, Kay. I am looking forward to it. See you in a little while. Hoping you are enjoying a fabulous week. Kim XxDelete
I am in love! That is so adorable, Kim. I guarantee it will be most appreciated and well-loved for years to come. My new grandgirl's nursery is fashioned in woodland characters too! I love the little koalas. Have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
The quilt is going to be so pretty. I like the fabrics you chose. The parents and baby will love it.ReplyDelete
Your baby quilt will be beautiful, Kim, and so very much loved! The fabric choices are perfect, I can’t wait to see the finished product. Enjoy your get-away! Traveling has taken a back burner this past year and a half so I hope you two will have a wonderful time seeing the all sights! Wishing you safe travels!! ZendaReplyDelete
That is going o be so ch a lovely gift. The fabrics are beautiful and perfect for a sweet baby girl.looking forward to seeing your finished flower quilt. Yay!ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabrics as always, another treasure in the makings. Hope you enjoy your week away.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your special time together!ReplyDelete
I love this plan for a baby quilt. The fabrics are wonderful - I haven't seen them before but love them. You make me want to try working with QAYG hexies.ReplyDelete
Svetlana, wombats are the cutest of animals. I think we have one in the garden digging holes everywhere, but he just seems to hide. =) Hoping this little quilt will be sweet and that mother and child will love it. Kim XxReplyDelete
This is amazing! A true heirloom quilt mom will enjoy, use and keep for years!ReplyDelete
You know how I LOVE your hexie quilts, Kim! The new mom will love this special quilt for her baby. One of these days I’m going to try a QAYG! Enjoy your trip with your dear hubby!ReplyDelete
You are having just too much fun! Love the Hexie shapes and the intricate patterns of the fabrics, definitely will be a keeper! Have fun on your trip!!! SandiReplyDelete
Hey Ki8m... I love your hexi's you are building for this baby quilt... sew lovely! What a beautiful visit I had to your Sunday blog post on Tuesday! lol KathiReplyDelete
Oh I think the quilt is going to be stunning Kim. I so love the fabrics you have chosen - just gorgeous. I am having issues with blogger again & missed your post - it is showing on my reading list as having been published 6 hours ago but I see you wrote it on Sunday. Enjoy your road trip dear Kim .xxReplyDelete
Ooh! Another hexie quilt. I'll love to see how this turns out. :-)ReplyDelete
I hope you are having a fab road trip!ReplyDelete
Baby quilts are always so lovely (and not too big) to make, I am sure yours will be just lovely :-)
Those Jocelyn Proust fabrics are lovely and your choice of hexies to display them is very clever. It’s going to be a very pretty quilt.ReplyDelete
Oh it is going to be a very special and very beautiful baby quilt for sure! I am actually glad it is not pink, you have blended such beautiful colours and prints that the little one will treasure it forever. Safe and happy travels, Kim!ReplyDelete
Kim - you are so sweet to agree to make this baby quilt! I like how you are using the same fabric to trim the hexies ... it's going to be lovely!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Kim, how nice that you are going to make a baby quilt. The fabrics you are going to use are beautiful, wonderful and how wonderful that you are going to do it with hexagons.ReplyDelete
The ones you have made are very sweet and you always combine it so beautifully with the flowers, it is a pleasure to look at your photos.
Have fun with your new quilt.
Loes, I am having fun stitching these pretty hexies. I am loving these sweet fabrics. Hoping all is well in your little part of the world. Thank you for stopping by, lovely Loes. Kim XxDelete
This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt, Kim. I'm looking forward to seeing it when it's finished. xxReplyDelete
You are creating a treasure for a lucky little girl, Kim. I like the fabrics you've chosen and the hexies' design.ReplyDelete
Ahhh ... this will be a nice baby blanket :-))ReplyDelete
I wish you a lot of joy and fun on your journey.
Going on vacation is always nice.
I am excited to see what you will tell.
A warm hug from Viola
I have nearly finished this little baby quilt, Viola, and it is looking very "nice". =) It seems like my little vacation was ages ago. Can you believe I didn't take any happy snaps??!!Delete
This will be such a special quilt! And one that will be treasured for generations to come methinks. I'm about to embark on a baby quilt too but mine won't be nearly the work of art that yours will be. I'm keeping it pretty simple.ReplyDelete