I have to tell you that I’m totally obsessed with this quilt. As usual, I wanted to keep it for myself, but at least this one stayed in the family!
Scrappy Day Trip Pattern
I attempted something similar in this modified Irish Chain quilt... but without Red Pepper Quilts’ amazing pattern, it was far from perfect. Rita (Red Pepper Quilts) explains which way to press the seams so everything nests beautifully. I was so so happy with this pattern!! Go make it!
looks like something weird is happening with the binding, but it’s actually the quilt folded… didn’t notice that when I took the photo….
Since I was making a baby quilt, I went for a little smaller than the pattern with only 4 blocks across and 5 down (not sure that makes sense, so look at the pattern). It worked out to fit on a throw sized batting (60×60), but I can’t remember the exact dimensions of my quilt.
Whenever I make one for myself, I’ll be using a jelly roll (my fav!), but there’s a few quilts queued up before that haha
The Fabric Choices
My sister-in-law isn’t much for posting on social media, so I didn’t have much to go on for nursery design and all that. We know she’s having a girl, but she doesn’t love all things pink. When I saw the Dusty Rose & Steel bundle on fabricbubb, I knew it was perfect!
I made a bigger bundle with a couple other fabrics… the used Kaufman Linen in Ivory and Berry (LOVE LINEN) for the solids. Here’s a list of the other fabrics I used. I didn’t order enough and had to pull a little from my stash, but I made it work (“Designers… make it work”).
- Essex in Ivory
- Essex in Berry | Yarn Dyed
- Cheshire Feathers in Pastry Metallic
- Dottie in Rosewater
- Sweet Dreams in Neutral
- Evora in Pink
- Little Friends in Natural
- Little Friends in Pink
- Allotments in Pewter
- Dress Stripes in Smoke (binding)
Just search these names over on FabricBubb.com to check them out.
I bought the pattern, backing, and batting from Fat Quarter Shop. Links below:
- Scrappy Day Trip pattern
- Flannel Typeset Backing
- Cotton/Poly batting – I prewashed my fabrics because of the linen, so I didn’t want a full cotton quilt. Not sure if the prewashing was necessary, but I wasn’t sure what the linen would do, and didn’t want it TOOOO wrinkly.
The Baby Shower!
This was such a beautiful shower down in the West Palm Beach area. I literally flew in on Friday night and flew out Saturday afternoon, but it was great to celebrate Natalia and my future niece! The theme was a Boho Garden Party with vintage tea sets, antique furniture, and handmade benches. Everything was beautiful!! Look at these photos!! it’s a slideshow, so just tab through…