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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bubble Bath

I am so excited to share my snowball quilt finish with you!  The more I worked on this quilt, the more I loved the design of it;  so much that I've actually started writing the pattern for it in lap and twin sizes.


Believe it or not, of all of the baby quilts I've done over the years, I've never made a pink and gray one.  Calling it a baby quilt is a bit deceptive, because it is actually a twin size (72" x 92"), but it is going in a nursery.


Almost all of the scraps went into the backing, plus some wide stripes of my favorite pink from the quilt.  The pink tonal orange peel print is too cute, and the photo of the label shows it really well.  I decided to use the softest gray (Kona Shadow) for the label, rather than white.

I thought that the floating pink and gray snowballs looked like bubbles, and since this was made with a baby girl in mind, I decided to name it Bubble Bath.


The design of this quilt was kind of a different process for me.  Usually I set out to design a block that looks pretty and makes a secondary pattern when they are put together.  This quilt started with an idea for the snowballs to "float" across the quilt like bubbles, so the quilt was designed all at once, versus designing a single block.  I had to play around with it for awhile before I was happy with it, but I think the illusion is successful.


My very favorite fabric in the quilt is one that I almost didn't use at all.  This Riley Blake pink and white gardening text print is just awesome, and I think it adds a perfect whimsical touch to the quilt.   It's called Flower Patch Words by Lori Holt.   I really worried that the white background would be too light, and that those snowballs wouldn't show up very well, but I'm glad I went ahead and used it.


"Earth laughs in flowers."  Isn't that just a wonderful quote?  The fabric is full of gems like this, and I think I might have to get more of it since I used every last bit.  I am delivering this quilt to its new home this evening, then I can really get down to business on the pattern.





30 comments:

  1. Love , love this quilt pattern. Especially the colour compo.Will certainly buy this pattern when it becomes available. Thank you.

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  2. I just love this pattern - it just makes me smile.

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  3. Pattern please! Love the fabric and color combinations. What type of pen did you use for the label?
    Renragjd@gmail.com

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  4. What fun! Looking forward to the pattern.

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  5. This is adorable!! I love the name also. So fun! I'd love to try this pattern but it looks kinda hard for a newbie like me. Lol.

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  6. VERY cute quilt with a really cute name!!

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  7. I think you've got a hit on your hands. Get that pattern written up! :)

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  8. Love your Bubble Bath finish Kelly! Look forward to a tutorial or pattern on this design for sure :) Kathi

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  9. Such a cute name for a wonderfully fun quilt. You are so clever with your naming process. That will be a quilt that will be in her life for a long time. She can grow with it too.

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  10. Absolutely gorgoeus, love the name too. x

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  11. This is such a MARVELOUS quilt! I simply adore the pattern... There are so few out there that allow you to really showcase a large chunk of fabric that I like. (I am one picky woman!) So, I'm happy to hear you're writing up patterns for it. :) I can't wait to give it a go! Thanks for sharing your hard work!

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  12. Your quilt is so pretty and sure to be treasured! Looking forward to the pattern!

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  13. Instantly Loved this Quilt!!! It's beautiful and playful. Looking forward to the pattern!!

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  14. Love this quilt! You are so right, the way the bubbles float across the quilt is so fun! Cannot wait for the pattern!!

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  15. I think you've got the perfect name for your quilt ... I love your twist on the snowball. :-)

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  16. This is awesome Kelly, love the name also!

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  17. Yes! A pattern would be awesome. I love how this turned out!

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  18. Fabulous!! Beautiful colour combo

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  19. Lovely quilt - clever design and great use of colours. Congratulations.

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  20. Beautiful quilt! It's all cute and sophisticated and fun all wrapped up in one!

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  21. I love this quilt! I love the color combo, but especially the design.

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  22. Ooo, I love that name and that's exactly what this wonderfully fun quilt looks like!

    -Soma

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  23. This quilt really caught my eye. There are so many options you could use with it. I'll watch for the pattern

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  24. Hi Kelly - this feels like a bit of role reversal - I'm thanking you for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday this time. This is a lovely baby quilt you've made, and I'm sure it will a popular pattern when you release it. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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  25. Lovely design all around. The colors are awesome together! Great job!

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  26. Great quilt in gorgeous colours! Love it!

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