Sunday, April 1, 2012


my first Dresden quilt done.  a quilt for another little girl soon to arrive...  with more of my favorite colors -  pinks, oranges and yellows.  The mother chose bedding from a designer whose fabric just happens to be some of my favorites, too!  check out  to see some truly beautiful home designing inspiration.  I was able to use three of her fabrics in this quilt, which will help to tie it in to little Kiera's room...

Taza Pink Lisa and Taza Yellow Ribbon which match almost exactly the bedding in the baby's room, plus some Kumari Garden Sachi in pink that I had in my stash.

 found a new fabric to love - Pam Kitty Playful Posies in Marigold from Holly Holderman.  I hesitated over it for a while, but so glad I got it - great clear, sunny yellow - not at all muddy.  I used it in the white colorway, too.

Paris Paws by Alexander Henry
Always Blooming - Funky Forest Leaves in Melon, Hoffman Fabrics

Persian Wall from the Grand Bazaar collection by Patty Young for Michael Miller fabrics.

love my label! and Hello Kitty saying hello to the Paris Paws kitty  :-)

 great green - Good Fortune - Cherry Trees in Spring by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics.  and the other green (cute little flowers) Daisy Clouds from Trans Pacific Textiles.

fun graphic Orange Crush - Mola Maze in Persimmon from Timeless Treasures

Froggin' Circle Floaters in Candy Pink from Sue Zipkin for Clothworks

and that awesome owl print from Urban Zoology by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman, who also did the heart fabric.

The white background with multi-colored dots is from Lakehouse, which seems to be my go-to for (semi) neutral backdrops.  The pink centers came from my stash, not really sure of the color.  Fabrics not pulled from my stash came from eQuilter and Fat Quarter Shop.

pink hopscotch is from Sarah Jane's Children at Play collection from Michael Miller fabrics.  Love the whole collection!  the orange swirly word flower print is from Red Rooster fabrics, Super Insights by Gudrun Erla of G.E. Designs.  I like putting words like laughter, create, love, hope and dream into a baby quilt.  I've got my eyes on the same print in a green that might just work it's way into the next quilt...

I used a really cute baby print from Cathy Heck for Blue Hill fabrics, an alphabet panel, part of the "Zoophabet" line and cut blocks of it to spell out little Kiera's name on the back of this quilt.

I'm sorry I don't have better photos!  the colors in this quilt were hard to capture - and we had very little sunshine this weekend - all of it was gone by the time this quilt was completed.  But I'm done in time for the baby shower.  now I just have to make a (cheese-less) lasagna for the office party.