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Child's Quilt That's Full of Energy!

Posted by maqdora59 on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011


Salma's Quilt-Closeup-Flower-2 (Medium)

We recently had an order to make a full-size quilt for a 2-year old girl by her grandmother, Rachel, who wanted something to fit the ‘big girl’ bed she’d be moving to shortly. The only constraints were that the main colors be green and yellow--her granddaughter is not a ‘pink’ girl, but she wanted something lively like her grandchild.

Working with green and yellow for a little girl was not as comfortable as using pinks and pastels; you can run the risk of it being too boyish. Our first task was to isolate what type of green and yellow we would be working with, so we had Rachel select from a variety of both colors to identify her preferences. She was definitely leaning towards the bright green/lime side, so we headed to our fabric warehouse to put everything together.

Salma's Quilt-Fabrics (Medium)

The yellow print fabric above was chosen next-what a find! The perfect sunny yellow with butterflies and funky flowers in wonderful bright blues, pinks, oranges, purples, greens and more! And what super greens-you can see the energy!

Next came the design concept, and we decided to mimic the flower and butterfly shapes in the fabric as guides for appliqué shapes in the quilt. A simple Log-Cabin design was chosen for the base layer of the quilt, with lots of bright colors matching the focal fabric, in a non-traditional design layout:

Salma's Quilt-Layout-Basic (Medium)

This became the base layer on which all our fun flower and butterfly shapes were appliqued.

Salma's Quilt-Butterfly-1 (Medium)

Salma's Quilt-Butterfly-2 (Medium)

Salma's Quilt-Closeup-Flower (Medium)

We had already planned on appliquéing the name ‘Salma’ in a central area of the quilt, and everything began to take shape.

Salma's Quilt-Center Closeup (Medium)

The final touch was a wonderful sun, wearing-of course-sunglasses!

Salma's Sun Closeup (300x240)

Add borders, and custom quilting and voila! A quilt full of energy and fun, just like Salma! Perfect! To see more images of this quilt, click here to go to Our Gallery, and enjoy!

Salma's Quilt-1 (244x300)



  • Thanks Mary! I was so much fun doing this quilt! It was a joy working with such vibrant colors!
    by Dora on 01 July 2012 at 7:04 a.m.
  • I know this entry was from a year ago, but still, what a great, great quilt this is for a girl! I just love it, good for you!
    by Mary Dombrowski on 30 June 2012 at 3:06 p.m.