A quilt for Tara

by Kate on January 28, 2012

My brother and his wife, Tara are expecting their first child in July.

A quilt for Tara

The kids are out at Mum and Dad’s this weekend so I thought it wise to get cracking on the handmade gift front.

We know they are cooking up a little girl so I went with some lovely aqua and peachy pink prints.

A quilt for Tara

All frabics are from Calico & Ivy, with the exception of the flea market fancy print…that has been in the scrap basket for a while.

Simple meandering lines to quilt, machine bound for durability and it’s done.

A quilt for Tara

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christie January 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm

looks lovely, really love the colours, fresh & modern

great work kate, i’m sure it will be well loved

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2 Sarah January 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Love it! The colours are beautiful.

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3 Cathy January 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Gorgeous!

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4 Katie January 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm

This looks great – I love the colors and lines! Did you just freehand the pattern and quilt lines?

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5 Kate January 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Hi Katie,

I just cut up bits of fabric as I go and piece them together.

x Kate

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6 Victoria January 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I love the colors and the improv piecing. So pretty. What a lucky baby :)

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7 Seaweed & Raine January 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Mmm. Great colours. Nice and summery. Lucky baby, and lucky mummyand daddy. :)

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8 Mel January 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm

You really are the queen of the improv my friend! Superb. Good to see it all finished up and ready to go. xx

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9 karen January 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

gorgeous and peachy, Kate ;-) Am sure it will be well treasured and loved x

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10 Angela January 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

Gorgeous quilt! I really like this, Kate. What is that lovely scallop-y print, and the flower one, too? They are so pretty, I don’t think I’ve seen them before.

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11 suzy January 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Oh, I love it. Such a perfect mixture of prints. Lucky baby.

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12 Molly January 30, 2012 at 2:36 am

This quilt is so cute! I love the piecing and the quilting. It looks so cozy :)

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13 Kirst January 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

It’s perfect. Such a very lucky babe. x

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14 Kate January 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Lucky, lucky baby.
And lucky, lucky you for getting a niece.
I wish.
It is gorgeous.
xx

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15 Caroline January 31, 2012 at 6:43 am

That is absolutely stunning! I love baby quilts that aren’t sickly sweet, that yellow gives it such a lovely bright pop of colour. Lucky baby!

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16 Andrea January 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

Lovely fresh bright colours. I like. She will be a very lucky little baby !

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17 Kylie January 31, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Gorgeous :) Kx

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18 Michelle February 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

Beautiful quilt. So much to love about it

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19 Tania February 1, 2012 at 9:20 am

Love it in spades. Random rules! (not that I think the colour selection was random. Ooooh, no, not for a nanosecond. Considered and Spot On, as always).

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20 Paula February 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Nothing like a handmade gift for a new arrival. They will love it. Beautiful colours too x

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21 Chase l Oh The Cuteness! February 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This is amazing, such good color and shape inspiration! Love it!

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22 kim February 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Love the colors you choose! :)

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23 atia March 8, 2012 at 6:32 am

So pretty, I love the casual look of the quilting!

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