Thursday, 10 October 2019

And Continuing the Rainbow Theme...

One of my best friends is expecting a baby, which means only one thing - time for a baby quilt!

This one was easy to pick fabric for - I had been eyeing up the Lewis & Irene Whatever the Weather set since it was previewed, and it is just perfect. It is so bright and colourful, and has lovely images. I couldn't decide which colours to get though - I wanted them all! Luckily, Wool Warehouse had sets of charm packs (5 inch squares) with Bumbleberry fabric too (not quite plain, but a nice mixer - again from Lewis & Irene).


I ended up buying 3 charm packs as Darren really likes the design. I just need to work out what to do with his set!

Quilt designing took a bit of time. I really need to design before I buy material - it's more of a challenge to make the amount fit the design. I ended up with a HST design. Not sure how, as I really find it challenging to make them look good, and I want this quilt to be amazing. Ah well. Glutton for punishment! I was aiming for pales and brights/darks, but it has only worked in some places.



Cutting out went well; although it took a while! I had around 80 or so squares to halve! But look how beautiful the fabric is:






And this is what the quilt will look like (hopefully!):


7 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

That is going to be one beautiful baby quilt when done.

Lin said...

Its going to be gorgeous Bethan. I love those fabrics. xx

Katie said...

Oh wow. I'm a weather freak so this fabric is too cool. Love the quilt idea. Good luck getting it together the way you want.

butterfly said...

Wow love the baby materials ,the quilt will look lovely.

Faith... said...

Those charm packs look so cute! The layout is great, so colorful. Can't wait to see it all sewn up!

Vicki said...

Lovely fabric. Hadn't realised that the blocks had to be cut into triangles first, never made HSTs like that.

FlashinScissors said...

Love the fabric, Bethan! It’s going to be gorgeous!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

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