This here's a custom baby quilt I finished back in May but am just now getting around to sharing. I often get requests for custom quilts and a lot of times I just can't accommodate them. I couldn't say no to this color combo, despite how busy I've been lately. This quilt was made for Tara Marshall, an interior designer in Canada looking for something special for her own baby's nursery. I just loooooove this quilt.
I asked Tara where her inspiration came from and she said this: "I really wanted to give my baby something special and I love the appeal of handmade quilt, but in a more modern pattern." Tara said that she had seen a similar quilt elsewhere and I'll be darned if I didn't find a tutorial when searching for similar quilts while drafting this blog post: Check out See Katie Sew's Tutorial! Yay! I must say, I wish I had seen this tutorial long ago, It is extremely well written and a great pattern for intermediate sewers. Thanks for sharing Katie! I especially love the dramatic punch of black in this pattern. I've been adoring all things peachy and coral for the past 6 months or so, and expect a few more quilts with these colors to emerge soon. Tara added a soft minty color to this palette, a lovely addition. She also sent me a vector image of her ideal layout and after looking at it from every angle, I decided it was perfectly imperfect and cut the fabric. I only had to do the math to figure out appropriate scale and sizing... it was kind of like 'quilt by number'.
This is the example of what Tara sent me to work with
If you want to make your own, check out
See Katie Sew, she has an awesome tutorial.
I eagerly await photos of the finished nursery...I've seen glimpses and it's charming and sophisticated! Oh, to be the baby of a designer...
Tara Marshall can be found at McKinley Burkart, an award-winning architectural and interior design firm located in Calgary, Alberta Canada. She also tweets a bit on twitter at tara_marshall@marshall_tara
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