Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kona Solids Challenge - Baby Playmat

Remember this stack of fabric...

Kona Solids Challenge

that I cut into 2.5 inch squares and paired with Kona Charcoal?

Kona Solids Challenge

Well, it turned into this baby playmat for my newest little one to use during tummy time. I wanted it to sort of have a plus quilt look to it, but since the charms only made four 2.5 inch squares, I used the charcoal square for the centers of the pluses.

Kona Solids Challenge - Baby Playmat

I thought the bright colors would be great for visual stimulation while my baby is spending not-so-fun-for-her time on her tummy. The quilt also ended up being the perfect size to cover her while she's in the carseat; it's small enough that it doesn't drag on the floor when I set her down.

Kona Solids Challenge - Baby Playmat

I quilted it using an increased straight stitch. I wiggled the quilt back and forth to give it a waviness. I really love how the quilting turned out. In fact, it may be my favorite part of the whole quilt.

Kona Solids Challenge - Baby Playmat

For the backing and binding, I used Kona Bahama Blue. I like how the gray thread of the quilting stands out on the back.

Kona Solids Challenge - Baby Playmat

I've been able to spend quite a bit of time working on some more projects that I hope to show you soon. I'm on my way to meeting my goal of finishing my quilt tops that have laying around for a while (I LOVE spray basting!) as well as starting something new (coming up next) and finishing my advent calendar that I started last year. So stay tuned!

10 comments:

felicity said...

Oh my this is a beautiful and special quilt. I LOVE the organic wavy quilting.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Hi Brooke!! Sorry I haven't been "over" in awhile!! Love this playmat!! Love the way you quilted it...think it may be one of my favorites!!

Allison said...

I think the charcoal centers are brilliant! And I'm very impressed that you find any time for quilting with an infant in tow :)

A Girl said...

I love how this came out. So simple, so beautiful!

The Thompsons said...

Adorable! Seriously.....

miamihoney said...

so cute! It seems pretty stimulating to me :)

Barb said...

Wow...love your quilt!!! Love kona solids...

Denise said...

Very, very cute. I honestly don't know how you have the energy to do all you do. You are "sew" talented!

Tanya said...

Wow, that's so vibrant and beautiful. Lucky baby and talented mama!

Janine said...

Your playmat quilt is fab. I love the way the grey centres combine with the brighter colours :)

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