One day I received a request, something "outside the box": not the usual pink or blue baby quilt but a quilt with a Mediterranean flavor, which could remind the forests, and with the initials of the child it was for.
Stimulated by the challenge I started to design.
A baby quilt must be:
- Very resistant to use and abuse. This is why I use techniques like piecing and applique with fusible web.
- Thin and lightweight but warm.
- Soft, so it can't have too much quilting.
With that in mind I did this project, using colors that recall the Mediterranean. I have used leaves shapes in applique, they are leaves from Italian plants.
After the project I started to sew the quilt. Near each applique leaf I've hand-embroidered the name of the plant it belongs to.
I've echo-quilted the leaves...
... while a grid quilt the pieced blocks.
Finally on the border there are leaves and curls.
Here it is, finished and ready for its new home.