Woodland Animals Baby Quilt
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Woodland Animals Baby Quilt Finish

Last weekend, I was able to put the finishing touches on the Woodland Animals Baby Quilt. I made this quilt on commission for a friend who will be an aunt for the first time later this year, and I will be giving the quilt to her in person on Friday evening. Over the weekend, my husband and I made plans to drive to Death Valley to see the wildflower bloom that is currently happening there, and I thought I might be able to do the finish photo shoot there. Let me tell you, there are billions of flowers blooming in Death Valley right now and it is absolutely stunning. I am so glad we took the time (4.5 hours one way) to drive out to witness this incredible event.

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt

The sea of yellow Desert Gold flowers that are blooming were a perfect backdrop for this bright and fun baby quilt.

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt

The bright yellow flowers is the same color as the stripe of solid yellow in the quilt top!

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt – Quilting Detail

A view of the backing (Owl & Co. Cream Friends) gives a peak of the meandering leaf quilting motif that I used. I used 50wt Aurifil 2310 (light beige) for the quilting and it blends in beautifully across both sides of the quilt. To sew down the Kona Leprechaun binding, I usded 50wt Aurifil 1231 (spring green) which seems entirely perfect looking at these incredible spring blossoms. <3

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt – Quilting Detail

The quilt came together very quickly; in all, I spent around 6.5 hours (including fabric selection and design option discussion) on this quilt.

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt

If you like the design, you can follow my Owl City baby quilt tutorial for piecing the top.

Death Valley Wildflower Bloom

Death Valley Wildflower Bloom

Above is probably my best photograph of the flowers from the day. Badwater – the lowest point in the continental US – is visible as the white smudge in the background. For more information on the wildflower bloom, visit the Death Valley Wildflower Report.

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27 thoughts on “Woodland Animals Baby Quilt Finish

  1. Good Morning Yvonne! Your baby quilt turned out adorable in all aspects. For some reason, I have really been attracted to owl fabrics for awhile now. Most of the fabrics I see are just so cute and the colors used are so vibrant, I want to own them all. LOL. The wild flower pictures shown are beautiful and I especially like the purple, being my favorite color, Badwater flower the best. You truly did achieve a spectacular picture with this shot. I am working on a baby quilt for my Niece at this time, due in June. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

  2. Alison says:

    Just darling! :) I am really enjoying all of the baby quilt inspiration lately.

  3. Tish says:

    This turned out beautifully, I’m sure they will love it. All those pretty blooms really did make the best backdrop. It’s so nice to see all the little pops of color.

  4. Vera says:

    Congrats on your finish. Nice pics!

  5. Amy L says:

    You took the woodland animals out into the wild to photograph them. Very cool! The parents to be will love your bright quilt! And thanks for the wildflower pix. I love hiking in the Virginia mountains in late April, early May to see our trillium and jacks in the pulpit. Your flora are gorgeous.

  6. Renee says:

    That is so awesome you got to do a day trip to Death Valley to see the flowers! And you got to do a super special photoshoot with a quilt! That’s a double win.

  7. Chris Sherman says:

    A cute finish! I bet the flowers made for a great day for sure!

  8. Jasmine says:

    Love the quilting and your photographs. What a fun finish.

  9. quiltyhabit says:

    This is adorable! Great idea for a quilty photoshoot. What a beautiful scene! Love that leaf quilting. It’s perfect for the quilt!

  10. Karen says:

    Everything is gorgeous, Yvonne! Oh, that baby quilt–just perfect. And the flowers–amazing. This rare desert bloom is just so wonderful–how lucky you timed things so perfectly. These flowers look so terribly delicate, yet they must be incredibly tough. Do you happen to know what that purple one is?

    1. I found it: the purple flowers are Notch leafed Phacelia wildflowers

  11. Great quilt and great flowers. I like the leaf FMQ.

  12. JanineMarie says:

    This quilt is cute from far, but close up–what great sharp prints. They will keep a baby’s attention wonderfully. And what a delightful backdrop for your quilt. Who knew the colors of the flowers would absolutely match the fabric and binding? That trip must have been awesome. I had no idea that there was a bloom in Death Valley. I will definitely check out the site. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Little Black Cat Quilting says:

    I always love when you take your quilts outside for pictures, you find such beautiful places! I never realized Death Valley had such pretty flowers, I always assumed it was…you know…dead. Lol. Your baby quilt is lovely and came together so fast! Awesome finish! :)

  14. Cassandra says:

    This is such a cute baby quilt! The animal prints you chose are delightful, and I love how the bright colors played with the wildflowers in their surroundings.

  15. aquilterstable says:

    Sweet little (quick!) quilt! And I love that top photo in the desert! Can I include it in my next ‘photoshoots I love’ post?

  16. Jayne Willis says:

    I was looking forward to your wildflower shoot and you didn’t disappoint me! A long drive, but worth it! The baby quilt turned out super cute, great choice on the quilting!

  17. Jill says:

    So beautiful. Love the fabric, love the pattern – and your setting for the photos – stunning!

  18. Lisa says:

    How wonderful to drive to see those wonderful blooms. The baby quilt looks wonderful beside the yellow flowers…I really like the leaf quilting. Also thanks for sharing that wonderful purple bloom.

  19. Sally says:

    Such a fun, bright quilt now it’s completely finished. And a spectacular place to visit. Nature is just amazing, the flowers are so vibrant and look like they’d need a lush, green meadow to grow rather than there. When you see it full of blooms like that, Death Valley seems like a very odd name for it.

  20. Cindy says:

    Beautiful quilt and the yellow flowers were a perfect backdrop for it. The last picture would look lovely hung on a wall.

  21. pbarretthill says:

    Another lovely quilt! I know it will be loved to pieces! Sweet ❤

  22. Jan O says:

    Beautiful photos and cute quilt!

  23. Lovely quilt for your friend. I’m sure she will be so proud to give it. I’ve seen the desert bloom on several blogs now. What a sight! I understand it is historic. So awesome that you got to see it.

  24. What a fun baby quilt and the photographic setting is beautiful.

  25. Lara B. says:

    Your Woodland Animals quilt looks right at home amongst the wildflowers. Both are beauties Yvonne!

  26. carolegoldquilts says:

    Oh, goodness! That brings back my childhood memories of visiting Death Valley during the bloom, and stopping at Bad Water! The flowers are just as spectacular as I remember. Thank you for sharing some beautiful pictures of the scenery along with the quilt. Indeed, the perfect setting for showing off your project!

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