May 31, 2014

Pink And Grey Baby Quilt

A friend of mine asked me to make a pink and grey quilt... and I'm in love! It's so sweet and pretty! Can I keep it??? Puh-lease!

I spent SO long trying to figure out what to do with pink and grey. What shade of pink? What shade of grey? What pattern?! Picking a pattern for just two colours is sort of difficult for me for some odd reason. I think I decided on and scrapped about five ideas before landing on this one.

I pulled the fabric first... I went with mostly pinks from Bonnie & Camille because even though it's definitely not pastel, it's still not an obnoxious pink. I highly doubt too many people would find this pink too bright. And if they do, I shake my fist at them :) And greys are sometimes annoying to pick since greys come in SO many shades... too blue, too pink, always too something. But this is my tip in the fabric pulling process... don't obsess too much. If it feels right, go for it. It's only fabric.

Oh hi trimmings! This has nothing to do with anything but I love pretty trimmings in the bin :)

Anyhow, I finally landed on Cross Weave by Amy Smart from the book Modern Baby. (A book that I happen to also be in. Ahem. Heehee!) It's such a gorgeous pattern, and I thought it was pretty quick to whip up too.

As usual, I changed the pattern up a little because I can never leave well alone hehe The centre strips are written as 2" finished but I changed them to 1.5", so the block ends up finishing at 5".

I really loved making this quilt and I'm super thrilled with how it turned out. Definitely one I'll be making again!!

By the way, there's pics of the quilt in progress because that's when I started this post and never finished it till now, when the quilt's all done and washed! Doh! Procrastination Station!

13 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous! It's so pretty, love the design and the fabrics!

Mirka said...

Lovely,maybe an idea for my new granddaughter :-)))

Kar said...

What a wonderful match, Pink and Gray. Beautiful!!!

mascanlon said...

Great quilt! I love the controlled scrappy fabrics.

Chris said...

So pretty Audrie!

Laurie Matthews said...

SO gorgeous! I agree that those shades of pink are so nice. Lovely pattern too and impeccably executed.

stephanie said...

Beautiful choice of fabrics!

Do you use Aurifil for piecing and quilting or just quilting?

Ann said...

Wow! Such a departure from your usual style but it's just beautiful. Great choice of fabrics.

Vicki said...

Very pretty, I love the peachy pink. I just put together a little panel with darker berry pink and grays today, for a zip pouch.

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

It's beautiful!

S x

Heidi said...

adorable, the pattern and the colors :-)

Jean said...

Absolutely love this quilt!

Marie said...

I'm working on a blue & grey quilt and went through the same challenge as you deciding on colours and pattern, but I finally landed on a string quilt and quite like it. Yours is really lovely.

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