Sweet Dreams is a black, white, blue and yellow improv quilt featuring the new Constellations by Lizzy House fabric.
It was inspired by receiving this lovely bundle:
The Lizzy House black print really stood out to me, and I wanted to pair it with other black and white prints in my stash together with one or two pops of color. When I was playing around with the color palette, I loved the grey-blues with the blacks, and then also ended up adding the turquoise to pop against the black.
When thinking about quilting, I wanted to free motion to give an all-over pattern that didn’t compete with the busy top. I started playing around on some scraps, and really liked these rather large stars.
The lines are close enough to prevent bunching, but loose enough that when it’s washed it will get fluffy and soft.
I had been saving this organic Ed Emberley elephants print for a backing, and thought it was just perfect for this quilt. The text print for the binding and some piecing is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander.
I know this quilt won’t be in everyone’s taste because some people prefer “baby colors”, but I think the colors are great for a more modern nursery and also for catching baby’s attention with the high contrast. I hope it finds a very happy home. For sale now in my Etsy store.
I also posted some work-in-progress photos in my Instagram feed. You should follow along! I’m Nicole_boldgoods.