Sunday, November 29, 2009

A quilt for Lily

An old old friend of Harv's and his wife had their first baby not too long ago. We happened to be in the same state as them when little Lily was just 2.5 weeks old so I was able to give them this quilt in person.
Now the baby is not to be confused with my little Lilly. (Their names are spelled differently, that's how you can tell the difference.)
This quilt was inspired by the vintage looking floral print. I'm not sure what it is but I'm sure I ordered it online.
I figured little girls these days are inundated with pink so why not balance things out a bit. I don't do much purple but I had just the right shade of gingham to match the floral. In fact, I didn't have to buy a single new piece of fabric for this quilt. I really didn't think I would have much luck matching many of the colors in the floral so I was quite surprised with what I was able to dig out of my shelves.
Plus, the backing fabric I had just acquired from the fabric swap we did at the last LA Modern Quilt Guild meeting. So thanks to whoever brought that in!
I tried a new-to-me method of quilting on this: loop-d-loops. It was fun to do. Far from perfect but fun. I like quilting that is dictated by the quilt top but this still has the forgiving qualities of stippling that you lose with straight line quilting, if you know what I mean.