Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Yellow and gray with a little bit of navy

 Name:  For Baby Russell
Design:  4" squares
Size:  36" by 42"
Fabric: Stash fabricso Cricket's Salt Air, bound in Metro Living Dots from Robert Kaufman backed in stash flannelette 
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white

I finished this quilt on the weekend especially for a special new baby boy.  I hope to deliver it to him and his very special Mom over spring break.  His Mom was my secretary for many years and I am delighted to make a quilt for her first baby.  I asked about the colours and being ever so stylish, the Mom had set up the nursery in grayt and yellow but now that Russell was a boy, a touch of navy was being added.  Perfect!  So here is a wee plus quilt just for him.  I backed the quilt in a soft blue flannelette and bound it with some Kaufman Metro Living Dots.  All the fabrics used in the 4' squares were from the stash.  I like the contrast of the navy zig zags!

I quilted this one either side of each square in Aurifil 50 wt in white.  Just a simple straight line grid.  As I took the pictures, the wind was blowing just a bit and the quilt was waving nicely in the breeze.  Spring has sprung!


  1. Luv me some pluses...color choice is excellent, Great quilting as well!

  2. I really like this, especially the colors and the backing.

  3. Your quilt will be much appreciated, perfect for Russell. Small world, I was holding Russell yesterday, his grama and I are good friends.

  4. Oh, I love the name Russell, it was my grandfathers name :) Can't wait to see this in person tonight!

  5. Simple but beautiful! Happy! I Love it!

  6. Lovely! I love the colour scheme. Plus quilts are so good for babies. The navy zig zags really pop!