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: http://weallsew.com/2015/07/08/lone-star-baby-quilt-tutorial-part/
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!
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