Thursday, February 21, 2013

baby pow wow

my sister had a baby several weeks ago (a new nephew for me) and I finally got his quilt mailed, so I can show it off here.  
I used Allison's, of Cluck Cluck Sew, Pow Wow pattern, and it was awesome, easy to follow and came together perfectly. 
 I used some of my low volume scraps for the background and I like how it turned out.  I kinda vacillate between loving it and thinking it's too busy.  But I love using what I have, and I have a TON of design-on-light fabrics that just need to be used!
When I made this quilt, my sister was pregnant with this baby and immediately told me she wanted to have his name on the back.  I love how personal it makes the quilt. 
I quilted it in a spiral, which (I have to remind myself) seems like it will be really easy, but is in fact a LOT of shifting fabric, around and around.  Especially in the beginning.  I do love the result though.  I thought it looked like a target to go with the arrows.
I bound it (again) in a grey stripe. 

25 comments:

Christine said...

It looks wonderful. I love your binding. I have this pattern but it lost somewhere is sewing area/basement. I hope to find it because I have a baby quilt to make and you have given me the idea to use it for the baby quilt.

Carol E. said...

It's beautiful! I don't think it's too busy. It's just very interesting.

Jan said...

The perfect quilt for a little boy. Love his name on the back.

Catherine said...

Really lovely quilt! Your choice of fabrics and the quilting are great.

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Caity said...

its just lovely - what a lucky baby - love the scrappy background.

Magnolia Tea said...

Wow, I love the spiral quilting!
Have a great day!

Allison said...

I would have another baby for this quilt. Love it.

Princess T said...

This is too cute! I love all the different neutrals. What a lucky little bobba!

Jossie said...

It is a lovely quilt. The quilting looks great.

Susan said...

I love the way you his name on it.

Susan

Austysmum said...

It's gorgeous! I love the quilting and you are right, the name adds a special touch.

Jolana said...

So nice baby quilt!! I love the colors, and the name on the back side of quilt looks pretty! Have a nice day, Jolana

Marit said...

Love it! Your mixed low volume fabrics adds so much visual interest to the great pattern. And the quilting, too! Such a happy and fun quilt.

Edith Stuff said...

beautiful Tissues

Elisabeth Woo said...

absolutely perfect.

mathea said...

That is one great quilt! I love the arrows, and you are right, the spira√ł quilting was really worth the effort, it goes so well with the rest. I love all the different fabrics you have used as well - there will be lots of things to explore for the little guy when he starts noticing the world around him!

Franziska said...

I understand your feelings: I like many blocks and some blocks seem to blend with the background. Also some background pieces catch the attention. That's why it makes you feel that it's busy I suppose. But nevertheless it's a wonderful quilt that I would love to have here. And I got really inspired seeing this pattern this way 'though my pow-wow quilt will have one background. But maybe for other projects. Thanks for showing.

Sandy B. said...

It is just beautiful! How did you add his name? Love that.

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

This is such a great baby quilt! I love all the fabrics together, and the spiral is genius. The name on the back adds so much too. Thanks for sharing.

Nanette Merrill said...

I love it and the quilting is great. What a nice quilt.

Liz Harvatine said...

I love this! Your choice for background fabrics is so great! I don't think it's too busy at all. It has a super modern look but is still really fun and playful for a baby. I think a lot of modern baby quilts (mine most definitely included) appeal more to the parents' aesthetics than the child's. This is a great blend of the two!

ohfigs said...

This is really beautiful. I keep coming back to it to look at. Great job!

a maidenhair fern said...

love love love !!!! Love the pattern, the fabrics, especially HR, and love the circle quilting. Do you draw out that circle? or just use the guide on your machine?

Live a Colorful Life said...

So perfect. I love Allison's patterns, and the "target" quilting is just awesome!

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