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.
The sea of yellow Desert Gold flowers that are blooming were a perfect backdrop for this bright and fun baby quilt.
The bright yellow flowers is the same color as the stripe of solid yellow in the quilt top!
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
The quilt came together very quickly; in all, I spent around 6.5 hours (including fabric selection and design option discussion) on this quilt.
If you like the design, you can follow my Owl City baby quilt tutorial for piecing the top.
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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