Lovebirds Quilt 2

Using the left over prints from the Spoonflower fabric from the first Lovebirds quilt, I wanted to make a second.  With this print, I have created two quilts if not maybe a third with the tree prints I have left.  This quilt started out as gender neutral.  The baby was born and turns out it was a girl.  Back to the design wall I go.

color ideas

Knowing the quilt was going to a girl, I added in the yellow and white retro floral print from my stash.  I think it really tied it together and made it more girlish.  Keeping the blues and greens make the yellow stand out more.

Lovebirds version 2

The quilting is done in yellow to really pop against the white. For the backing I pieced together some larger pieces I had in the stash.  A vintage sheet in yellow and white stripes, gray floral print and just a solid coordinate with all the colors on the front.  I knew for the binding I wanted to use an orange color.

My measly attempt at making a bird that looks similar to the front birds. Trust me it looks better from back here.  Poor things beak was messed up in sewing.  Too late to do birdie surgery.

Hope the new baby girl enjoys lots of snuggles in her new quilt.

The Lovebirds Quilt

I have been playing on Spoonflower for some time and have never bought anything.  A customer wanted a quilt for their friends that are bird lover’s to say the least.

Here is the fabric they selected.

I wasn’t sure the full blown idea, but thanks to the ladies at Indy Modern Quilt Guild they helped me figure it out. Simple frames were the way to go.

Gender neutral can be difficult because you can’t do too much of blue or girly colors.  However, you need to find a balance so that it could work for either a boy or girl.  Focus on yellows, oranges, greens, browns and throw in blue and red.

For quilting I opted for close straight lines.

I’m so happy with how this quilt turned out.  I have enough left to make something else from the Spoonflower fabric.