Sunday 22 September 2013

GeoBaby: A Finished Quilt

I have a bit of a Pinterest addiction (like most anyone with a Pinterest account could attest to) and my Quilting and Sewing board is rather *ahem* robust with over 1000 pins. Quite awhile ago I was inspired by a pin that came from Missy Mack Creations on Etsy. The quilt is no longer available but the inspiration photo was this:

Her choice of colours (love the navy and green) and the HSTs (one of my favourite shapes for a quilt) really appealed to me. Most of all, however, was her reliance totally on "basics," geometric and "stash builder" type fabrics without any single print on which all other fabric pulls were based.

So when my daughter's best friend's mother gave birth to a little boy, and when I saw that his nursery is all green and blue, this quilt popped into my head.

Cue digging in my stash! 

Here is the finished result. I love the graphic impact and colours of this simple (yet adorable) baby quilt for Baby B!


The front. All from stash. Some Lotta in there and some Riley Blake but I couldn't identify it all.

This shot gives you a better idea of the fabrics.
The back. A bit scrappy with some green polka dots and a Kona solid (not sure which colour) but mostly the Lake in Navy print.
This shows the diagonal quilting from the reverse. It looks good and doesn't make the quilt too stiff.
I get to meet Baby B in a couple of weeks at a play date between my daughter and her friend, and I hope the new mom loves it! 



  1. Looks great! I've got plans for a similar quilt (in that it's all geometrics and not pulled based on some particular fabric), but I'm stupid behind on getting it started :D (And that baby is due soon!) I love how both yours and the original looks - makes me question my (only slightly) more complicated double-hour glass plan.

  2. Super cute!!! I love how you quilted it!