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5.12.2010

hipster baby quilt.

I am finally back from a little unplanned 'blog break.' Sometimes a girl just needs a couple of weeks to think and all I've really come up with is that I think too much. This oil spill in the Gulf is breaking my heart on a daily basis and making me utterly sick. I honestly felt a little guilty doing anything pleasurable while such a catastrophe was underway.hmmmff.

I did however, manage some sewing on my little 'break'. I just LOVE the new fabrics by Etsuko Furuya for Echino. The new line is called Ni-Co and I got mine here. I can't wait to get some more colors and work on some new designs with this line. It's so nice to work with!


This quilt is very similar to my first hipster baby quilt except I used smaller squares to make the most out of my new Echino prints. I also added a couple of cotton pieces to this quilt, whereas my first hipster baby quilt was all linen and linen blends in a much more muted palette.


I quilted it in my favorite grid pattern with red and golden thread. I backed it in Kona Lagoon (which might be my new favorite).

Thanks for stopping by :)

21 comments:

Ashley said...

Really, really cute! I love the new prints too - I'm in the midst of one with the orange and green helicopters...

Anna said...

love this quilt and all your other stuff! did you change your blog name recently? maybe I'm just slow...

Mary said...

I am loving this new quilt! I've been eying up that Ni-co fabric, trying to convince myself I don't "need" it . . . but it's so cool! I really love how you've used it here.

angela said...

Cute! I've been thinking I need some of those cameras....

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love this!! Those Echino prints are amazing.

Rachel said...

Lovely!

Terriaw said...

Love it! I love the placement of the cameras, shades and scooters. What a cool quilt! That backing and binding fabrics looks fab together. BTW, I am with you on the oil spill. It is heartbreaking and hard not to watch every development.

Heather said...

i love it, i love it, i love it!!! i want one bad now... look what you've gone and done!! ;)

Stephanie said...

Are those new prints so awesome. I love them and they make a beautiful quilt! Nice job! Love the lagoon blue too :) Welcome back by the way.

ma zawi said...

yeah. the spill. and so many other ugly happenings in the world...thanks for giving us pretty things.

i happen to love the 'hipster' in your work more than anything. more, please.

Sese said...

Again really beautiful, what more can I say...

Joanne Huffman said...

Your work is always beautifully meticulous. I love the new fabric; the cameras make me smile.

Cyndi said...

What a fun, fun quilt! Great job as usual!

I know what you mean about the oil spill...I'm from Louisiana and all my family are down there in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. They tell me it's just horrible. My heart is breaking not only for the livelihood of a lot of people I know, but for the fragile wetlands along the LA coast, and for the Gulf in general. It's my most favorite body of water and I'm heartsick about what this is going to mean for all the marine life and the beautiful beaches in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida!

XOXO,

Cyndi

P.S. And how appropriate...my word verification word is "cryin"!

Rebekah said...

so cute, as always! Love that camera fabric in the new line.

izzy inspired said...

Oh my gosh....so darn cute!!! I just ordered mine, I can't wait til it comes. don't feel bad, i think WAY to much too. so much that everyone in my life (including my kids) tell me on a regular basis, "you think to much"!! Everything on the news is heartbreaking, i get to the point that i have to force it all out of my head, otherwise it all becomes to overwhelming and consuming.

cutfingerproductions said...

Hello Ms.E! I love when u make quilts with rich deep colored fabrics. They are fantastic as always. I loved the first one the most! Knowing I have said that b4 u can't get sick of praise can u?? :) Cheer up!!
There are good things to focus on here too.
Like we have food and running water for one!.....seriously..
We have plenty of tragedies in the U.S. that we can actually get involved in! It is hard to watch things like this oil spill because we cannot do a thing about it. It's best to focus on the needs around us. Stuff we CAN actually do to help.
These are my thoughts...whatever that's worth:)
Keep up the blog now will u:)

anne said...

oh, i love this, and your vintage fabric bibs below! i love finding great new blogs during the giveaway day!

Jess said...

Freakin' love this.
Totally awesome.

Quilts on Bastings said...

Great quilt - love the Echino fabrics!

myredbike said...

Hi! I spotted this quilt on the Storque today. It's great! I love the mix of Echino prints with solids.

nina said...

I would never think to use this fabric in a quilt. Love what you did!