Raspberry Lemonade Quilt
By Casey Corey
The Raspberry Lemonade Quilt is a refreshing pop of color and fun. Our client had just ordered a set of the Party Babies Bib Set for a family expecting their second baby girl. Then our client messaged me about a modern baby quilt to match the bib set. Brilliant. We immediately decided on the Modern Flying Geese design with a pink and yellow color way to match the balloon animal print in the Party Babies Bib Set. And basically everything in this quilt went that way: quick and fun. It was meant to be.
The top of the quilt is seven different colors in a soft cotton. The background color is a soft pink. The flying geese start off with a bright pink and fade into a softer pink. We picked white to anchor the middle and transition to the bright yellows. Again, we wanted this quilt to pop. The family went traditional pink with their first baby girl and were ready for a new twist on pink.
Of course, the balloon animal print (where everything started) had to be the back for this quilt. And a turquoise striped fabric binds it all together. We hand stitched the binding in tight stitches so it’s durable and provides a seamless finish.
Photographing this quilt was an experience. It was one of the first shoots we did with Alice (she’s 2.5 years old in these photos). We had a vision for a shot of her running around the quilt in an earth-toned dress with her strawberry blonde hair waving wild in the wind. Well, she was particularly uncooperative on that hot, Florida summer day. Our photographer assistant had to run around the quilt for a while to get her interested. He worked up a nice sweat, but she finally decided to give it a whirl. As a small, family-run business, we all have to pitch in. Alice, included. But, if we’re being honest, Alice wants to be included in everything so it works out.
The finished quilt is 40” x 40” (baby size). The straight line quilting provides the perfect texture and softness for snuggling, tummy time, and rolling over (but of course, durable enough for lots of machine washing).
Interested in your own quilt for a little one? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently accepting custom orders. We can’t wait to work with you.