January 10, 2016

Sunday Stash #6: Neutrals and Pink

In Sunday Stash #3 you saw the 2 mini charm packs of Mistletoe Lane I received in a giveaway from Linda @ A Maidenhair Fern and used the red and green charms on banded kitchen towels as gifts.

I mentioned saving the pink and brown charms for a baby quilt.  Knowing there would not be enough for a quilt, I looked for other fabrics to add to the mix.

I found this pink scroll print locally and thought it blended with the charms.

Botanical Blooms by South Sea Imports

These two Whisper Prints in wheat by Robert Kaufman were taken from a quilt kit I recently purchased from Craftsy.

Whisper Prints in wheat from Robert Kaufman

And this oldie but goodie was found in my stash.  It goes way back, but thought it coordinated well with the others.

Harmony by Print Concepts

Several of the prints were duplicated in the mini charm pack and since I received 2 charm packs, I ended up with 4 squares of a few prints.  I decided to lay them out in in a plus sign design using a different print for the center squares.  I also pulled 2 different solid browns or dark tans to mix in with the prints.

Baby quilt in pinks, creams and browns on the design wall

I have squares sewn together for 12 of the rows and the top 4 rows are in process.  Here is a close up where you can see the various fabrics. I plan to enclose the plus signs with a 2 1/2" border of the same fabric, the one you see mostly around the edge.  Already wondering, how am I going to quit this?

Close up of the various fabrics in the baby quilt

Anticipating a finish by the end of January, I am linking to Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts for the launch of her new link party, OMG or One Monthly Goal.

And linking to Molli Sparkles with Sunday Stash #160 and Beth at Cooking Up Quilts with Main Crush Monday.


  1. For the quilting, what immediately popped to my mind was using a pink thread for the quilting and an all over boxy meander. You've made great progress so far. :)

  2. So sweet! I love this use of brown and pink in a modern way.

  3. Beautiful. Pink and brown combo is definitely on my bucket list.

  4. What a lovely baby quilt. I like the more traditional fabrics with the modern plus design.

  5. I second Yvonne's vote for a light pink thread and something overall and simple.

  6. Very soft colors. Looks good.