This is me catching up with the projects I finished during my recent blog hiatus – hey!
Our friends seem to keep on having babies, so I’m staying busy sewing up a baby quilt every couple of months. I don’t mean to complain, making something beautiful with a new person in mind is a pretty fulfilling pastime. And I love the size of baby quilts – they are such a quick finish and I can try out designs that I don’t dare to take to the bed-sized format quite yet.
I made the Hebe quilt in February for my boyfriend’s cousin’s baby (are you still with me?) born at the end of last year. Fashionably late, but it was still much appreciated as the baby was about to get a little more mobile around that time, so the quilt could be used as a play mat.
I went pretty much all out with colour on this one. I had the idea of making a rainbow quilt with a minimal/modern feel to it. So I really cut down on the layout – consisting of 16 squares cut from 16 individual fabrics each missing a corner that was replaced by the mustard background fabric. Not to waste any fabric I included an assembled strip of the ‘missing’ corners into the border of the quilt.
Just like I like my quilts, the finished thing turned out extra texture-y thanks to a rather dense crosshatch quilting. When it came out of the wash really crinkly I might have squealed a little.
The baby’s name isn’t Hebe as one might assume, but this fair lady’s is:
As I was out and about photographing the quilt with my quilt-photographer in crime, we passed this elderly couple stopping in front of a statue at our local park. He mentioned to her, that the woman pictured was the goddess Hebe, daughter of Zeus and Hera. As they walked on we threw the quilt over Hebe’s arm and a namesake was born.
Do you have a story about naming a quilt?
Please share, I would love to hear about it!
This post is linked up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts, Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Scraptastic Tuesday at She Can Quilt, Fabric Frenzy Friday at Forth Worth Fabric Studio, Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and Modern Patch Day at Modern Cologne Quilter.