Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hello Betty Quilt

This is the first quilt made specifically for our little girl on the way. When my mom was visiting about a month ago, we picked out a jelly roll of "hello betty" by chloe's closet by moda. The colors worked perfectly in the scheme of the colors in her room. I love the 1930's style prints in this line. It is big enough that she can use it when her crib is upgraded to a toddler bed.

I love how quilts look when they are folded up! For the backing and the binding, I went with a solid pink. I decided the front was busy enough and something solid was needed for the back. This is the first time in a while that I have used a solid binding and the first time I have used a solid one colored backing. I like it on this quilt, but I do love a pieced backing!

I quilted 1" on either side of the seam lines to mimic the squares and 1/2 inch apart in the border. I really like how the quilting came out after it was washed and dried.

(click on the pictures for a better view)

Fabric: Hello Betty by Chloe's Closet for Moda-used one jelly roll
Pattern: Simply Squared from Strip Happy by Donna Kinsey
Size: 46" x 58"

Happy Thursday!


APA said...

Oh my! I really love it, Audrey! I'll have to browse that line for a close up look at the individual designs. But, I love all the colors and how you pieced it together. I agree that the front is bright and beautiful so a solid for the back works well. It will look so sweet in your baby girl's room. You are doing so well in getting ready for her arrival! It won't be too much longer. Enjoy!

MamaB said...

Oh my goodness, it is beautiful, even prettier that the one at the store. You did a wonderful job. Can't wait to see it in person.

Andi said...

Really lovely quilt!!!

beth said...

Beautiful the pink back - shows up your nice quilting!

Marie Ann said...

How wide are those strips?

Libby said...

So sweet! Those are really great fabrics, and I love the bits of red thrown in.

audreypawdrey said...

Thanks everyone! Marie, the strips are 2.5" wide. I sent you an email, too.:)

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh I love it! So bright and cheerful - and how great that it will be able to grow with your little one!

Dionne said...

I love it!! Goodness you are getting so much done, it's fabulous!
I'm so excited for you.

Wendy said...

Beautiful! I love how a solid backing shows off the quilting -

Amy - Park City Girl said...

So cute! I made this same pattern for Owen, with an Alien Invasion jr - one of his favorites that he doesn't sleep without! The pink on the back is a nice compliment to all the prints on the front!

amandajean said...

gorgeous!!! that quilting really makes the quilt! congrats on a beautiful finish.