Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sweet Spring Piecing

Meadowsweet Baby Quilt

Our yard is a bloom with rose, iris and dogwood.  Little violets cluster under the shade of the pear tree and all the trees boast bright new green leaves.   I started cutting for this baby quilt on Easter and just finished the quilt top this evening.  The warm, girly hues of Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet collection are quite sweet for spring.

While I love this fabric, I'm not sure that this quilt is doing it justice, to be honest.  I like the taupe Kona cotton I paired it with, as I felt that cream and natural linen had a washing out effect.  However, the quilt just doesn't have the "pop" I'd hoped for.  Here is a bird's eye view of just a few rows.  Unfortunately my camera lighting ran out before I finished the quilt top:

Hello spring!

I plan to use Kona's rich red for the binding, which may be just what it needs.  And, I'm hoping that it all looks much better once bound and quilted, as things tend to do.  But, for now, I'm putting this Meadowsweet baby quilt aside for another project.  My mama has requested something special for mother's day.  I'll be sharing more about that soon!


  1. When I first looked at the quilt, I thought it was one of the prettiest New Wave quilts that I've seen. I really like the look of it, and I think a red binding will be very pretty.

  2. I don't care for this pattern too much anyway and never looked too closely on other blogs.
    But definitly I think it does very well with this fabric and vice versa. I can really see the meadows and it is good that the pieces are relativly big.

    I'm curious how it will look like once it's finished.
    Have fun with it after your mothers present.

  3. Re. your comment on my blog: I love Good Folks, too. One of my favorite lines ever! And I love your Good Folks quilt in your header! You just can't go wrong with GF!



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