25.2.12

Baby Quilt Top: Finished!

the structure

light shining through

baby quilt top

When I was looking for inspiration for this quilt, two things came to mind. I have always loved the simplicity of Pia Wallen's Cross Blanket and I couldn't get this ombre sweater I saw on Erica's Pinterest out of my mind. I simply put the two together and came up with this! I like how the crosses almost disappear on one end of the quilt.

I mentioned how I love looking at the back of the quilt (the side that no one sees) and I love holding the quilt top up to the light and seeing the structure behind shining through. It reminds me of Korean Pojagi patchwork, something I really want to learn how to do one day.

The girls at the The Workroom helped me pick out the cutest fabric for the quilt back and I am hoping to baste it together in the next few days! I am thrilled with how it turned out and I look forward to sitting on the couch and hand quilting it together over the next little while! I will be thinking of our little girl with every stitch.

45 comments:

  1. oh my gosh. this is amazing. and you have some awesome design and sewing skills. your little gal is so lucky!

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  2. This is the most AWESOME quilt I have ever seen! I'm in love with Pia Wallen's Cross Blanket forever but I can't bring myself to spend this much on a blanket! Love your quilt even more...the ombre plus the crosses is PERFECT!

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  3. The quilt top looks amazing Celine! Sooo many squares!

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  4. Well done!!! I'm a cross mood as well lately. But I went with 4 inch blocks instead :)

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  5. so pretty! i can't wait to see the finished product (though i do love that second shot, woah). :)

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  6. This is so brilliant! I am tickled to see how it turned out.

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  7. omigoodness celine! it is stunning.

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  8. Lovely, Celine! I too love that Pia Wallen blanket but gasp at the price everytime I consider it. What a great solution and beautifully done.

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  9. Wow! Well done, Celine! It's beautiful.

    Excited to see the fabric you chose for the back, too. ;)

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  10. celine! you did such a great job with all those tiny squares and just the perfect design. what a special treasure for your girl. xo

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  11. wow celine
    you did such a wonderful job
    it's truly a work of art and a labour of love

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  12. Amazing job! You're inspiring me to try making my own quilt! Ha ha :)

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  13. It's so beautiful, Celine! My mother made me a quilt before I was born and I still sleep with it! Your little girl will cherish it.

    So glad my pinterest could help to inspire this lovely quilt! I love the light coming through the back.

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  14. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it finished :)

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  15. Whoa. Amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Am absolutely loving the colours you chose.
    Quiet, calm, and contented. :)

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  16. this is completely amazing. I just started quilting, and making something like this is what I aspire to.

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  17. amazing job bao mama!! This makes me want to try quilting!

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  18. beautiful!! i love it so much celine...i can't wait to pick out some monsters to send to you to match this!

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  19. Claire Hamilton2/28/2012 8:29 PM

    This is so rad, Celine!

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  20. wow-that is so awesome! great job <3 its beautiful.

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  21. beautiful work Celine. i'd love to make a quilt one day.

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  22. It's very beautiful! Perfect for your little baby.

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  23. wow, I love it, you've done a beautiful job!!

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  24. Nice!
    Interesting!
    Good Job!

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  25. Celine, it looks so beautiful! It came together perfectly! I can't wait to see your whole nursery done! Luckiest little girl!! (Also, you're inspiring me to take up quilting!) xox

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  26. Love the design! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  27. looking good. that is inspiring for someone who one days hopes to actually finish a quilt.

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  28. Oh my god ! this must be som much work !!
    the result is so perfect.

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  29. wow - that is awesome! great work.

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  30. Beautiful! Love the graduated colours and the simple yet strong design. Quiet possibly the coolest baby quilt I've ever seen!

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  31. oh my gosh i LOVE this quilt. can't wait to see the finished piece. i have been plotting to make a quilt myself and this totally inspired me. beautiful.

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  32. that is amazingly neat! Your blog is so beautiful!

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  33. Im glad and honored to have inpired such a great handicraft.Beautiful! pia wallén Stockholm

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  34. This is so beautiful. I want to reinterpret this into crochet and make it for a queen bed. Hear that sound... There goes a chunk of time from my life.

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  35. De-lurking to say I love this quilt and have pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/ I know you don't do a lot of quilts, but this is spectacular and I'd love to see more if/when you make more!

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  36. I made one like this and I linked back to you from flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19681398@N03/9385324137/ Thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. So lovely! This made me want to try to make a quilt! And as much as I don't usually like to copy, I can see nothing than I could add, or take away, that would make it more perfect. I was wondering which fabrics you used? I was looking at Robert Kaufman Kona cottons, online, but unsure as I'm looking at a monitor and so inaccurate representation. As I don't have a store near me that carries much of a selection of kona,I'd be guessing and worry I'd pick warmer and cooler greys that wouldn't flow nicely together. Any help would be great but, either way I Thank you for posting this and giving me the creative spark to try it.

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