Girly Christmas quilt for a new baby


It’s raining babies.  Girl flavored babies.  And so the parade of adorable little baby quilts continues.


I found the cutest pattern for a big block quilt.  It’s called the Lone Star baby quilt by Amy Smart.  She has an amazing blog, Diary of a Quilter.  This pattern is on the Bernina website here:


I love the look of a one block quilt.  This one uses 10″ squares, a portion of a layer cake.  I got it in my mind that I wanted to make this quilt for an upcoming baby.  And I decided it should be a Christmas quilt.  A Christmas baby girl quilt.


Then what to my wondering eyes should appear?  A ten inch stacker by Penny Rose fabrics, Little Joys.  12 prints tied up with a bow.  Throw in four white squares and it’s a quilt.


Dorito approves.  The fabric has such sweet prints.  Little reindeer, toys, trees, bows.  And there are PINKS in this Christmas collection!  My heart is aflutter.  I ordered some yardage for the border, backing and binding. Or course i got extra of the two pink prints!

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You can tell that this gem goes together quickly.  For me, the tricky part, the challenge, is doing the actual quilting.  I’m getting better at making my quilt sandwiches.


I included this picture because you can see the quilting pretty well.  I used my walking foot, chose a section, and worked in a “spiral” towards the center of each section.  No measuring or anything, I eyeballed it and drove full speed.  I have only quilted a few things myself.  I can’t see myself ever attempting anything the size of a bed.  I do like how this one worked out.  Practice makes perfect, right?


This one is going in the mail this week, and will reappear in the state of

Jumping on the “Christmas in July” bandwagon!


I’m being bombarded by Christmas crafts!  It is futile to resist.


I decided to work on some quilt squares from the book Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company.


I have these fabulous fabrics called “Holly’s Tree Farm” by Sweetwater for Moda.  How cute is this mug and saucer?


Aside from the usual red/green/cream, this new Christmas bundle has an awesome aqua and some surprising gray.  I love the way the gray works in this snowflake block.


This is an ornament block.  I point that out because to me it looks more like a big round bomb with a fuse from a Pink Panther movie.  Maybe that’s just me.


Here’s a mitten for all the little kittens.  I had some fun deciding how to fussy cut this fabric.


At least this block is easier to identify than the bomb  ornament.  What says Christmas more than a Scotty with a bow?

These blocks are really fun to put together.  The cutting takes a bit of time, but the stitching goes fast.  I think I found my piecing mojo while sewing these.  Since I got my new sewing machine, I have been struggling to find a comfortable and accurate 1/4″ seam.  Every presser foot, every needle position is different on every machine.  I have two different 1/4″ feet for my Destiny, and neither was working for me.  I think I finally found the right combo that works for me with my machine!  So I’ve got that going for me.  Which is nice.


Since I’m jumping on this “Christmas in July” bandwagon, I want you to know that I’m not showing up empty handed.  I’m going to bring my own flute player.