Today I want to share a group quilt we made for our first “Modern Quilt Guild Bielefeld Baby”.
We knew that our guild member and New-Mom-to-be was expecting a girl but does not like too much pink and rose. So we picked a grey background and decided on wonky star blocks. Each of us made 2 or three blocks and I volunteered to put the quilt top together and baste, quilt and bind the quilt.
Here’s our baby girl quilt for little Leona:
I used a variegated red-pink Aurifil to free motion quilt stars and loops…
…and outlined the stars using a white Aurifil thread.
All stars are scrappy and some are multi-coloured and others are monochromatic.
I found a fabric with little stars in colourful circles for the backing and used a multi-colour-striped fabric for the binding.
Below you can see the baby’s name quilted in the top left corner for some extra little individuality.
During our last sew-in the little baby came along for the first time. Below you can see a snap shot of her on Brigitte’s arm with her new quilt. She was such a cute addition to our party. Napping in her pram or being carried around by other quilt members.
You are most welcome to cheer us up with your little smiles and “uh-ohs” and we hope to see you again soon, little Leona!
So this was a long kept secret (we started sewing in October, I think) and I am glad I was able to finish the quilt just in time for her first visit.
Do you have a go-to baby-quilt pattern? I have to start another baby quilt soon, so if you know a good pattern, I’d love to read your advice!
Happy (secret) sewing!