Hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!! How nice to have a long weekend in which I was able to get some real sewing done.

Baby girl quilt top

Got the top done and even managed to get it quilted!

Quilting Baby girl quilt top

I’m thinking a red binding because the dark red pops so much and framing it in that same color would balance it a bit. But would that make it too Christmas-y? That’s not the goal as it’s a baby girl quilt that will be given after the holidays… Hmm… Maybe pink is the way to go? What do you think?

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  • Andi

    December 1, 2008 at 1:01 pm | Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!
    Andi :-)

  • tanaya

    December 1, 2008 at 1:02 pm | Reply

    I would definitely go red, it’ll just pop. Very lovely quilt for a very lucky little girl!

  • terriaw

    December 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm | Reply

    I think the red would frame this quilt and really make all the colors pop. Great job!

  • anina

    December 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm | Reply

    Those colors are amazing! A red binding would be great. Have you thought of doing a pieced binding?

  • beki

    December 1, 2008 at 1:54 pm | Reply

    It’s so pretty! I think the red would be fabulous.

  • MichelleB

    December 1, 2008 at 2:13 pm | Reply

    Okay, I’m not following the consensus here – I say pink or pieced. It’s a wonderful quilt!

  • Carrie

    December 1, 2008 at 2:31 pm | Reply

    Very nice! I like that green print. As for the binding, go with your gut. It’s going to be lovely either way.

  • Nancy

    December 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm | Reply

    Red is my favorite, but I vote for the pink since it is for a baby girl….

    I also love the green, so maybe a pieced binding…

  • Paula

    December 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm | Reply

    I agree with red binding. It’s going to be awesome when it’s done!!!

  • jacquie

    December 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm | Reply

    i think red would be fab! i’m so jealous you had time to sew. it’s really cute!!

  • Tif

    December 1, 2008 at 5:24 pm | Reply

    I would say red too!

    I love it!

  • Elizabeth

    December 1, 2008 at 5:27 pm | Reply

    Lovely! I like the limited palette and simple patterns. Call me crazy, but I think I would go with the green print for the binding. (I know the Uptown is discontinued though . . .)

  • randi

    December 1, 2008 at 5:56 pm | Reply

    I think the red would be perfect! Love the quilt!

  • amandajean

    December 1, 2008 at 7:49 pm | Reply

    it’s fabulous! I’d vote for red binding. not too christmas-y at all.

  • Sandy

    December 1, 2008 at 7:53 pm | Reply

    I personally would use the red and white dots! Or is that pink and white? Either way, I would use that one. It might even out the red a little, which I really like by the way!

  • Tina

    December 2, 2008 at 12:25 am | Reply

    What about a print that has pink and red together in it? Isn’t there a ‘farmers market’ print in those colors??

    Just an idea…a red binding always looks sharp.

    Tina

  • Lee-Anne Gilbert

    December 2, 2008 at 1:47 am | Reply

    Go the red alissa… sooo good to have you back!! Hope you had a great break with yr Mum and i’m sure she loved her bag?? …. Lx

  • Jane Weston

    December 2, 2008 at 9:25 am | Reply

    Just beautiful…I would be tempted to bind in the pink so it’s kept girly rather than Christmasy…

  • Libby

    December 2, 2008 at 10:04 am | Reply

    So sweet for a baby girl! That quilt has a lot of impact. I don’t think it will be too Christmas-y no matter what you do, and almost anything would work for the binding: red, pink, green, pieced, or a print. So I say go with your gut.

  • jennifer

    December 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm | Reply

    red binding for sure.

  • Carol

    December 2, 2008 at 7:34 pm | Reply

    I’m sure you know what a fan I am of your quilts. So simple yet always so elegant. Whatever color you choose it will look perfect. Love these colors.

  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    December 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm | Reply

    Did you decide yet? If not red green would look nice too :)

  • Darci

    December 16, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Reply

    I found your blog through some surfing and I love it. You are giving me some great ideas for quilts. I am just starting to make them and I can’t stop, it is so addicting.

  • pauline caller

    December 18, 2008 at 10:28 am | Reply

    Love the quilt. Where will I find the pattern, although your picture is so clear that I should be able to work it out for myself!

  • LauraJ

    December 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm | Reply

    pink and green stripey binding. I’m a sucker for stripes in binding!

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