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Monday, February 8, 2010

Featured Quilt of the Week - 'Three Cheers for Bright Squares'

For this baby quilt and in order to purposefully create a 'scrappy' look, I used many different fabrics.

Vivid colors make it a cheerful, stimulating panorama for baby's developing eyesight.

I carried the same patchwork of colors into the piano keys border.

There's also a lot of color in the pieced backing of this quilt.

The back could easily have been used as the front of another quilt! I'm sure 150 years ago, when fabric wasn't as readily available as it is now, a young mother might have pieced a quilt top much like this one . . . using remnants left over from making clothing for her family.

Because this baby quilt measures 35½" x 39", it's small enough that a toddler could easily carry it around him or herself. It's also a good size to cover a little one while in the car seat or stroller.

If you'd like to read more about and see other pictures of this baby quilt, simply click here.


beth said...

I like the back. Sooo you have facebook? I became a fan today. how fun!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hey, Beth - Thank you, ma'am. Thanks for signing up to be a fan on FB. I hope to keep frequent posts going there.

Diane said...

Love that scrappy back! and the blue on the front is so cherry with the brights. Just lovely.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Diane - The back of this little quilt is the most "pieced" one I've ever done and when I finished it I thought, "Well, Mama Pea, you've gone a little overboard on this." So it makes me feel very good to hear comments that people like it. [Otherwise, I would have to tear it off and start over again. Not. ;o)]

Thanks for your comment!

Sharon said...

This is such a fun quilt! Love the colors!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Sharon - Thanks for the compliment on the colors.

My daughter just told me yesterday that the "new" color for babies is . . . are you ready for this? BLACK. Yes, they are making onesies in black along with other baby clothing. Does that mean I can make a baby quilting using black??