Project Baby’s Room – Week Two: Quilt Fabric

I have just been down to Patchwork on Central Park and have bought some fabrics so that I can start work on a cot quilt for the baby’s room. We found out that we are having a girl, but the ultrasound technician hedged her bets a little and said that she was 85% sure, so to make sure I keep all my receipts for anything girly we buy because we might still get a little boy. This morning, for some bizarre reason, I forgot that there is a 15% chance that we might get a boy and while I vaguely looked around for nice gender neutral oranges with gender neutral prints, I found I came away with a whole bunch of pink florals. I just couldn’t find oranges I really liked and I kept thinking of that beautiful photograph from my inspiration pages of the little pink and orange shoes.

Anyway, regardless of the boy-girl situation… I love this selection (most from PoCP, some from my cupboard) – circus motifs, some prints I got from Japan, a nice Kaffe Fassett plain buttery yellow and a couple of reproduction cuties. I am going to do a very basic 85cm x 120cm quilt made up of 10cm x 10cm squares with a border – nothing too daunting for my first quilt otherwise I am sure to never get it finished in three months.

31 Responses to “Project Baby’s Room – Week Two: Quilt Fabric”

  1. mintyfresh@lilybug.ca

    Those fabrics are lovely!
    Best of luck with the quilt! I always find getting started on a new quilt project to be a bit daunting, but once you start cutting your pieces it’s a snap (and a wee bit addictive, too). Can’t wait to see how it comes together!

  2. jo.reid@optusnet.com.au

    Looking good…waiting to see it all come together. The orange and the pink are great together. We were told a similar story when we (I am too kind saying we) were having Alice. There were three ultrasound technicians scratching their heads and saying they thought it was a girl, but she was hiding in a corner and would not move. A definite sign of things to come too, I might add.

  3. arlenegiddings@hotmail.com

    ahhhhh…those fabrics
    are beautiful…
    i love the colors!

    good luck on the
    quilt…i am also
    considering
    starting on my
    “first-quilting-
    exploration”
    🙂

  4. theriverisland@yahoo.co.uk

    I think blue is nice for a girl too though.

  5. amy@aplcreations.com

    Oh my gosh, the fabrics are so sweet. The circus prints and the little yellow polka dot are killing me!
    I should have kept all my baby girl stuff receipts when I was pregnant with Logan. He was our 85% chance of girl. Luckily we found out at seven months gestation “she” was actually a he, then it was a mad scramble to replace all the girl things with boy things!

  6. carlyschwerdt@yahoo.com.au

    I am glad to hear you found out if you were having a boy or girl… a quilt (and bedroom decor) is the best excuse! I was begining to think i was the only person to check… all my friends have waited? why? there is all that crafting to do!

  7. locher.buffaloe@gmail.com

    I think that even a boy would enjoy the colorful quilt produced by those fabrics. Who wouldn’t be cheerful with that keeping them cozy?

  8. ingridriv@gmail.com

    The fabrics are so beautiful. Can’t wait to see the quilt come alive!

  9. susanvuyanovich@hotmail.com

    YAY!!!! Having two girls is so much fun. You’re going to have a great time with them Claire-congratulations!Sue
    (the fabrics are beautiful)

  10. jenny@jennybharris.com

    Yummy colors! They’ll make a splendid quilt! I know what you mean about finding orange fabric, I was so frustrated when I wanted to sew pumpkin softies last year and there were so few oranges out there. Maybe there isn’t a dye that can achieve that color. If there is, you might make your own batch! But much better if you could find one in a pattern as cute as these. Love the circus one!

  11. slateblu@gmail.com

    lovely fabrics. the fabric on the bottom of the picture look like they can be unisex.i too was told that i’m having a girl. i always wonder though if something could be hiding when they’re actually doing the ultrasound at that moment.

  12. PAULABLOGSPOT@HOTMAIL.COM

    IM FEELING A LITTLE DOWN TODAY AND ALL THOSE COLOURS CHEERED ME UP! I HAVE TWO GIRLS AND THEY ARE THE BEST IN MY LIFE, THEY ARE SO MUCH FUN! YOUR BLOG IS MY DAILY READING!

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