I have a new niece! You can read more about her story here. She has stolen all of our hearts :)
This is a quilt that brings me so much joy. I have been waiting to make it forever. My sister is not a "pink" person, and, growing up, had her own room decorated in purple, blue and black. So, I used those colors as inspiration for my niece's baby quilt.
I don't often use patterns, but this time opted to crack out one of the MANY quilting books I buy (but rarely use!) for a simple pattern. I settled on Elizabeth Hartman's Fenced In, from her Practical Guide to Patchwork, and modified it to baby size. Though a generous baby size...it finished up at about 50"x50'.
I used and assortment of fabrics from my stash, choosing light and dark purples, navy and aqua blues, a splash of pink, and some yarn dyed Essex linen in black as my base. A new color palate for me, and I love how it turned out.
On the back, I made a patchwork heart, with the center being my label, with some words of love for my new sweet niece.
I quilted it with loopy hearts to add even more love!
My sister used the quilt in a newborn photoshoot with the amazing May Arason-Li. If you are in the Winnipeg area, I highly recommend her! She has taken photos of our family as well, and they are spectacular. Here are a couple of my favourites :)
And another on my New Wave quilt, pattern, by coincidence, also by Elizabeth Hartman.
Thanks again for stopping by, I am off to enjoy the Festival!