You may remember that months ago I started a charity quilting bee, Love Life Quilts, making baby quilts to donate to the local pregnancy crisis center. Well, I am happy to report we have two quilts complete and ready to be donated!
Those working at Mother and Unborn Baby Care told me they gift donated baby quilts to the mothers when their babies are born. So we went in the gender specific direction with the colors of our quilts. For me personally, once I knew I was having a girl I wanted it to be clear by her clothes, bedding, etc. that she is a girl!
Our first quilt is a scrappy string baby girl quilt. I requested these blocks right around Valentine's Day...can you tell?! I think it turned out pretty.
The strings are various widths and shades of pink, red, and white/cream. Final blocks came in at 12.5". I decided to set them on point to add some interest, and went with a grey binding to tone down the riot of color a bit. I happened to have that backing fabric in my stash, the colors coordinated perfectly.
For our second quilt I gave bee members a color card to draw inspiration from. I wanted a baby boy color palette that was a little different from my usual, which is blues and greens. We went with simple 9 patch blocks in random arrangement. I think simple patchwork in bold colors has a nice effect.
I used a backing fabric that was generously donated by one of the bee members. The binding is a black blender from my stash, I thought a dark binding would frame this quilt nicely.
A big thank you to all the Love Life Quilts bee members for contributing! If you would like to join our quilting bee and help show love to those in crisis, please contact me.