Time is getting short! My daughter is expecting her second baby this month and we had a wonderful visit with them after Thanksgiving. I made a wall quilt for the nursery and now that it's been delivered, I can finally share it with you here. They hadn't finished painting the walls yet when we were there, so we weren't able to hang the quilt, but at least it's in their hands, ready to go.
I started with a pattern called Chubby Chicks by Black Mountain Needleworks because I just fell in love with these adorable chicks. I opted to do the borders differently though, and changed the number of blocks to make it the size I wanted.
The nursery color scheme is coral and aqua, and the wall color is light aqua, so this should coordinate nicely. I used white Bella Solid for the background, and assorted aqua and coral prints for the pinwheels and chicks. The chicks are machine blanket-stitched after fusing them in place using a method of applique I learned from Krista at Poppyprint, (click here for a link).
I got a little more daring with my quilting on this one, and love how it finally turned out. The chick's tail feathers didn't stand out quite enough, so I added a little colored shading with my water-color pencils.
For the back, I had the perfect fabric already in my stash, just waiting for the right project to come along. Perfect little aqua birds. Just had to use this one!
Can't wait to see it on the wall when the nursery is finished. And it will be soon, because this baby could come any time now.
And her big sister got some new things for her room too! I shared her quilt with you a while ago, and then proceeded to make a pair of Roman Shades to match, using Joel Dewberry's Aviary, Sparrow in Plum.
They look great in her newly painted purple bedroom, and you can see the corner of her new quilt on the bed as well. She loves her new purple room.