Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Low Volume Baby Quilt

Sometimes I make a quilt with the intended recipient in mind and sometimes I make a quilt because I just love the idea. This quilt falls somewhere in the middle. 
Earlier this year my friend and fellow Stash Sewciety bee mate asked us to make her wonky, low volume log cabin blocks. I enjoyed making them so much that I continued making lots and lots of them with no plan in mind as to how many I would make or how I would combine them.

I combined many sweet prints with lots of little fussy cuts as the center of each block and then  squared them up to 12-1/2". When I ran out of low volume prints I ordered more from a dear friend's fabric shop. (Stitch Supply Co)

I wanted to keep going but stopped at making 36 blocks, which makes the perfect large, baby quilt, at six feet square.

Lately, I have not enjoyed quilting my own quilts because it causes me a lot of shoulder pain, so I sent this one off to Crinklelove to work her magic. She does such a great job and she has a quick turnaround. The backing is my go to newsprint from Carrie Bloomston.

For the binding I found a great pink stripe from Michael Miller in my stash. It really was the perfect finish to this soft and sweet baby quilt.

Our newest granddaughter has the cutest nursery, so I cashed in on using it for the photo shoot.

This quilt is sitting, safely waiting, to see if my friend's baby will be a girl or boy. I'm hoping it's a girl so I can gift her this quilt and just in case it's a boy...I have a perfect boy quilt waiting in the wings.