I finally have another quilt to share with you! This one has been in the works for FOREVER, and it sat unbound by my table for a long time. Well, the other day Kirsten invited me over to do a little sewing, so I brought this along and finally was able to finish it. It is way more fun to sew with friends, btw.
For some reason, I’ve been gravitating a lot toward pinks and greens lately (uh, the nursery??), probably because the Elephants have been sitting, staring at me from my fabric pile for so long. It is a favorite of mine, Urban Circus by Laurie Wisbrun, and I got a yard of it from my sponsor Raspberry Creek Fabrics. I had so much fun pulling other pinks and greens from my stash to make the hourglass blocks.
If it looks a little familiar, it is because Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew made a boy version two years ago, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I asked her if I could copy her, and she probably thought I was some creep-o stalker, but still gave me the OK. She’s awesome. I opted not to do circles on it though, because I don’t have a good applique stitch on my machine. Win some, lose some.
I backed it in green (that was a perfect pattern, too!) and bound it in a hot pink. The quilting is very loose, just straight line quilting around each block, so it is very soft and cuddly.
Finished quilt measures 54 1/2” x 42 1/2”, perfect for a crib (older babies) and graduates to a toddler bed too. Most of the quilts we have lying around our house are about this size, and my girls use them all the time. I put them on my side of the bed at night too (Mike sleeps with NO covers, crazy man… but we do live in Arizona…) to give it extra weight. Do you like your covers weighted?
Mike says it is his favorite I’ve made since my Tufted Tweets quilt (also Laurie Wisbrun!). It is certainly a favorite for me too.
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