Monday, October 28, 2013


I am so excited to share this baby quilt with you.  This was a commissioned quilt.  I tend to worry more when trying to meet someone else's expectations rather than when I am making quilts as gifts.  I wasn't given much direction, just a couple color suggestions, which took a little of the pressure off.
I came across this gorgeous print by Amy Butler at It was the perfect starting point. Definitely girly but not too 'baby'.
Alchemy, Queen Ann's Butterflies in Topaz
After receiving approval, I starting pulling fabrics and came up with this lovely stack.
Next, I went through my Quilt Love board on Pinterest and decided on this amazing tutorial by Amy over at Diary of a Quilter (thank you, Amy!!). I changed it up slightly by using a different print in each block.  I also added one more row of blocks on the bottom.
For the back, I appliqued baby's name, using prints from the front.
The simple straight line quilting was done on my home machine, a Janome 4900qc.
I had so much fun working with this color palette! I fell in love with it the more I worked with the fabrics and I am proud of the way it turned out. And I am happy to report that it was very well received...whew!
Hope you have a lovely day!

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