Saturday, January 28, 2012

summer nap - completed

No, I'm still living in this hemisphere, the winter-y one... Summer Nap is P's quilt (P is my friend's baby boy, the one I made the burp cloths for).
I certainly hope his mom won't read my blog anytime soon, 'cause I'm giving her the quilt on P's birth, in march... (S, if you're reading STOP NOW!)

Here are the shots:

 I didn't want a gender-specific color, so I went with these summer colors instead. I think it turned out well. The coin quilt structure brings out the yellow tones, and the contrast is very refreshing.

 That's the quilt in a heap. You can easily see that the back is a total yellow: sorry, I just love this fabric!

Here's another shot of the back, which also brings out the quilting pattern (which is obviously NOT a pattern...). I opted for an "almost linear" quilting: a combination of straight and wavy lines, randomly spaced.

The binding is in the same turquoise fabric I used for the front and it's (as usual) hand stitched on the back of the quilt. I just can't bring myself to try the machine stitched binding, sorry. The label is my standard one, with an important detail: there's P's name on it, as a special dedication to the little dude.

The quilt is 40"x49", a little off in size, but I don't mind that. It's also lighter than my usual since I used a super thin polyester batting: I wanted it to be used also for real summer naps, after all... I also considered the version with no batting at all, but I wanted it to have some structure so it was a no-no option.

Well... what do you think? The only thing left is the packaging, which I'll think about when it's almost time...


  1. It's beautiful. I like the colors. Very bright and happy. Perfect for a nap :)

  2. The turquoise color is perfect especially with the yellow back! I like it so much!

  3. Beautiful. Happy and brightj and full of love.