Friday, February 10, 2017

Chloe's Quilt

Last Saturday I attended the baby shower of a dear friend's daughter and gifted her the quilt I have been working on these last few weeks. But first I want to share the cute cookies that we were given with the baby's name written on them. They were almost too pretty to eat... but I managed to eat the entire cookie and a chocolate cupcake, too!

This quilt is made from the leftover fabric of another baby girl quilt I finished last year. In writing this post I realized that I never blogged about my Flowering Snowball quilt. I posted it in a Finish Along post but didn't write a separate blog post about it. I guess I will need to do that soon. 
To make this quilt I cut all the 2.5" squares with the electric GO cutter last year at retreat in Wisconsin. I made four patch blocks using white fabric and the colored squares. To get the quilt up to what I think is a decent size for a baby I added an inner border of white and then used more four patch blocks as the outer border. I only had to make four more four patch blocks with additional fabrics from my stash to finish the quilt. 

I think my favorite part of the quilt is the quilting motif I used. I recently purchased the Quilter's Planner and it was one of the weekly motifs to practice. Not only was it easy to make but it gives the quilt a nice texture and leaves it soft and cuddly for the baby. In the border area I used straight line quilting. You can't really see it in these photos but the inner white border is quilted with a soft pink thread. The rest of the quilt is quilted with white thread.

The backing and bindings are also some of my favorite fabrics. The newsprint by Carrie Bloomston goes with everything and that mini stripe binding was the perfect finish for this quilt.

This is the last of four baby quilts I had on my to-do list; all but the flowering snowball has been gifted. I am saving the flowering snowball quilt for a very special baby girl that has yet to be conceived. I will share more about that when I blog about this special to me quilt. 

I have three more friends expecting babies to arrive this summer. It will be the second baby for each of them and they all have a boy as their first child. What are the odds that they will have girls? We will have to wait and see if I will be making more baby girl quilts or the tides will change for baby boys to arrive to my friends.

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Name: Chloe's Quilt
Fabric Used: Scraps of Tiger Lily by Heather Ross and Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Bright White
Backing: Story by Carrie Bloomston 
Batting: Warm and White
Binding: Dear Stella Intermix Dress Stripe in Marmalade
Quilting:By ME on my Bernina 820 Martini Olives motif from the Quilter's Planner
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. White
Quilted with Connecting Threads Essential Cotton 40 wt. Thread in white and Aurifil 50 wt. in light pink #2420
Finished Size: 51" x 51"


Jocelyn said...

The quilt is fabulous! And what a great way to use up left over fabric.

Susan Snooks said...

I love the simplicity of this checkerboard design! It makes such a graphic statement with very little thought! The quilting is lovely too! Great finish Di!