I made this quilt for a friend (my husband’s coworker’s wife. Well, and him too, I guess). My husband and this guy shared an office and we went over to their house pretty often, so it was bittersweet when he transferred to the Hawaii office. But they are loving it there, and they just had a baby girl! I am a sucker for a quilt with a theme, so I took the opportunity to go all out.
I just love how it turned out. I had a pretty hard time finding fabric that I liked, despite having a fabulous local fabric store that has bolts and bolts and bolts of quilting cotton. I ended up finding this adorable, baby appropriate hula girl fabric on Etsy. There was only 3/4 of a yard of it, and I couldn’t find it any where else, so that kind of dictated what kind of quilt I was going to make. I wanted the hula girls to get there fair share of attention, so I thought that squares would be a good way to go. I also didn’t use any other white, except the tiny bit on the border, which I think helps the tiny dancers stand out.
I ordered all the rest of the fabric for the front of the quilt online as well, which was hard for me. I like to be able to touch the fabric and feel it, and see exactly what color it is and all that nonsense but I just really couldn’t find anything that I liked anywhere else. I was actually pretty impressed with the fabric that I bought, I would buy fabric online again.
I have never done a wrap around border like this one. I just didn’t want the back of the quilt to be lacking since the front is so lively. It helps to tie it all together.
To finish it off, i tied off the pink squares with pink floss, and that was that. Baby Camilla was born last night, so I didn’t quite get done in time- it still has to make its way all the way to Hawaii, but I know that they will love it, none the less.
You can really see how saturated the colors are against my black couch!
Hula girls, surf boards, Hibiscus flowers, yellow polka dots, vibrant flowers, and pink to tie it all together– that’s a theme for you!