Vintner's Bouquet finished quilt detail 1

Baby Batik Bouquet

In 2018, Quilt Projects by S Adams

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On the night of the 2017 eclipse my friend Susie had her first baby, Ava.  How cool is that?  Another excuse to make a quilt!  Yay!

I had a fat quarter bundle of brightly colored batiks, and the latest issue of Quick Quilts had a pattern on the cover that I thought made a great combo.  I must admit, it’s probably the easiest pattern I’ve ever done, and there was very little waste.  I’m a fan of both of those things.  I had to do some editing of the colors in the bundle because, well, control freak… right?  So throw out the dark blue, add a green, and swap two yellows and ta da!  And I just happened to have some yellow minky that was perfect for the back. It was only big enough if I left off one full row and one full column of blocks, but that made it a nice baby size anyway.

I cut out all the pieces and then went to the design wall to decide how the colors would be laid out.  I used just one piece for each color in the mockup instead of laying out the whole thing.  It was much easier to move things around that way.  Although, I’m sure I ended up moving some blocks once all the pieces were on the wall.

The top came together very quickly and it was off to Karen for quilting.  We struggled a little with the thread color but finally chose apricot over lime green, and the pantograph Seamless.  Apparently little Ava quite likes her quilt!  We aim to please. 🙂

Note: I did have some leftovers which I made into a pillow.  Shocking, I know.  I previously blogged about that in this post.

The Project Photos

The Project Details…

Pieced By: Me
Piecing Done: October 2017
Quilted By: Karen Walker
Quilting Done: February 2018
Pattern: Vintner’s Bouquet in McCall’s Quick Quilts Oct/Nov 2017
Fabric Line: Timeless Treasures Batik Candy Shop Tonga Treats
Size: Pattern: 58 x 72 inches
Mine: 46 x 60 inches
For: Baby Ava
Occasion: Almost a year old!