Monday, 18 February 2013

umbrella quilt...

 i ticked off a WIP from the list today...

after waiting for my stripes to dry (i had to print up my own binding fabric as i didn't have just the right thing in my stash) i set to sew yesterday and finished it off today.

i am so in love with this umbrella prints range and can't take my eyes off it.

a while ago i got sent some pieces from the elephants love water collection and instantly fell in love. it's no secret that umbrella prints are one of my favourite pair of clever designers and this range is a real winner. 
the red/blue combo is always a success and coupled with amy and carly's eye catching designs on beautiful organic cotton, elephants love water really is a must have range.


i wanted to do something relatively simple and let the bold designs do the talking. i paired the fabrics with some coordinating solids and backed it in a red solid for simplicity.


 more simplicity with some straight line quilting through the wonky windmills and we were done.



i really encourage you to try elephants love water if you haven't already. you won't be disappointed. check out a stockist near you here.

i've listed this baby quilt in my etsy store here

7 comments:

elsy said...

i love that you print your own fabric for binding.....its lovely

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love this quilt!

Emma said...

Gorgeous quilt :)

Kylie Hunt said...

Looks great Karen. Those fabrics are so vibrant and fun, aren't they? Kx

Lemon said...

This looks amazing!

cassandramadge said...

Wow, that looks amazing!! Your design and placement really shows up those gorgeous fabrics! And printing your own binding.... like WOAH!!!

Kelly said...

Such great fabric choices! And I can't believe you just churned out your own binding like that - amazing! I love this quilt and I've 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/