Bargello "Pink & Tractors"
My friend, the new baby's mother, says the quilt is "Just the right balance of pink & tractors."
I made this quilt for the new baby girl of some good friends of ours.
This baby girl's mom and dad own and operate a successful tree service company. At their house, there's always big machinery around, and there's always something big to be hauled, loaded, built, or moved. New baby was joining a big brother close in age, so those two are sure to grow up as constant playmates.
So I was aiming for a girl-y quilt (she's their first girl), but something not-too-frilly. A look that was feminine, but wouldn't ignore the tough side of the little girl she'll become.
The result was fun, and I love it! I got to use some of my absolute favorite florals, neutrals, roses, and green-leafies ... and those John Deere farm and tractor bits that I'd been saving for something special! The close-ups at right in the photo show some of the floral and tractor details I like.
Bargello Quilt piecing is something I've just discovered in the past year, and I'm hooked! I love the awesome variety of wavy looks, stairstep looks, peaks & valleys ... the possibilities are glorious! So I went with the wavy look here.
The quilt backing and binding are two of the florals used in the quilt top. It's quilted all over with a meandering free-motion stitch that I did with my regular sewing machine.
My friend, the new baby's mother, says the quilt is "Just the right balance of pink & tractors." I tend to agree. :-)