Baby quilt question
I am planning to make a baby quilt for a friend of mine who is having a shower at the end of this month. It needs to be simple, since I don't have a lot of time to work on it! She is having a girl, and they've painted the nursery sky blue.
Since they are naming the baby Rose, I thought a French Roses quilt would be perfect. I was thinking of using the Moda "A Walk in the Woods" fabric line, since it is girly, but has a light blue color in it. http://www.unitednotions.com/fcc_a_w..._the_woods.pdf
Would this fabric and pattern work together? Most of the french roses quilts I've seen are very pastel, and this line has a bright red in it, which I'm a little worried about. But I am having trouble coming up with a set of fabrics that is cute for a baby girl but includes light blue, since that's usually a boy color!
I've ordered the pattern, but want to go ahead and order the fabric so that I can get started! Has anyone made this pattern, and if so, do you know how much fabric I would need for a crib-sized quilt (approx. 40 x 55)? I was hoping that a layer cake would be sufficient for the roses, and then I could just order yardage (which I can calculate) for the squares, backing, and binding, but I can't find anything that says what size the squares are. If they're less than 10", it seems like a layer cake would work (estimating 20 squares, or roses). If anyone has the French Roses pattern by Heather French and could tell me the block size, I would really appreciate it!!
That's a beautiful pattern and so suitable for a little girl named Rose. If you type it into google images, there are some wonderful examples that do have darker colors so I think you'll be okay with having a red in there. I know that the squares are definitely smaller than 10", but I don't have any exact measurements in my memory. Do post it when you're done!
Love the fabric line! I'm unfamilar with "french roses" quilt but I'm sure you can make it look beautiful!
I think this color combo would be perfect for little Rose.
Very pretty! Now I have choices :)
What beautiful fabric! I love it!
Originally Posted by LoisM