Sunday, 11 May 2014

Raindrops and Blowing Umbrellas

This is the first baby quilt I have made for my baby due in September. It is also my entry into the Canadian Quilter's Association Spring Challenge themed "April Showers Bring May Flowers".

 I put bright umbrellas that are being blown off kilter by the wind and bright raindrops on a low volume background. I used Heat n Bond light and then machine stitched a zig zag around each shape.
 I put sock monkeys on pogo sticks on the back because that's what I had and they're cute. :)
 I hand quilted dotted lines showing the raindrops falling. I used Valdani pearl cotton for this.

Quilt stats: I decided to combine the CQA Spring Challenge theme with sewing a baby quilt for my new baby due in September. This baby quilt has raindrops and umbrellas fused and machine appliqued onto a low volume patchwork background. Some of the background fabrics have raindrop prints too. The umbrellas and raindrops are made using a combination of Robert Kaufman Chevron fabrics and Bonnie & Camille for Moda's "April Showers" line. The quilt is hand quilted with a variegated Valdani pearl cotton thread to show dotted lines for the raindrops falling. The binding is a scrappy binding of the chevron fabrics used for the umbrellas and is machine sewn to the front and hand sewn to the back. All threads other than the hand quilting thread are Aurifil. The quilt measures: 30 by 40 inches.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest finished project. :)


  1. Such a sweet quilt! Your little one will love it!
    I cant find perle cotton anywhere here in AK, but when I do, I am going to give it a try because I love your hand quilting!

  2. This quilt is brilliant! You hand stitiched the raindrops, didn't you? Love it!


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