Am currently in the midst of making some baby and toddler quilts to add to my Limited Edition Handmade Range. I've long been a fan of both coin and strip quilts as to me, they have a fresh and modern appeal.
Originally I started out picking out fabrics for a neutral fabric after I had bought some of this adorable organic cotton fabric from M is for Make.
It's part of the delightful circa 52 collection from Birch Organic Fabrics. I'm hoping to make a strip quilt using all organic fabrics but need to add some more organic prints to my stash as I simply don't have enough different, organic ones for a strip quilt.
But impatience had set in and I was really in the mood for making a strip quilt, right now - I'm sure you know that feeling :) So I made a little dolls bed set with some pinks from my stash as a bit of a prototype for a larger baby/toddler version.
Here it is all made up, washed and dried with a lovely little bit of crinkly goodness.
Of course, it's much easier making a small one as you don't need such a variety of prints but I was determined to make a larger size.
Apologies for the rather washed out looking photo, in the flesh the colours are so much better. I used three different Aneela Hoey prints plus some other bits and bobs from my stash including the lovely Suzy Altman houses print for Robert Kaufman. I have to be honest, it took me absolutely ages to make my final decision on widths, prints, placement etc but I'm happy now - would have liked a few more mixers but was determined not to rush out and buy a load of new fabrics - yet :)
So here's the completed quilt top, now I need to choose backing and binding fabrics and quilt it ......
Hmm, it is very pink!