Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Defractured – a baby boy quilt

I can’t believe I actually finished a quilt. It’s been such a long time! Don’t get me wrong: I haven’t been quilting much lately, infact I haven’t been sewing much at all (my mojo went missing). But FINISHING a quilt that’s something that has not happened here for a very loooooong time…

All that was needed to get me going was another baby to be born. Not mine. But my friends’. And another one (from my sister). And another one (from my colleague at work). So even if I finished ONE quilt now, I am already late for the other two… (stay tuned for more though, I am on a roll recently…)

And now, without much further ado, here is the baby quilt that I made for my friend’s second son:

Quilt Vincent Kopie

In the upper left, the hexagons are still regular. They start to fall apart in the lower left part and are completely defractured in right half. Things can be pretty in life even if they are irregular. Harmony can be found in the oddest shapes, forms and places.

I combined low volume fabrics with vibrant boy-ish prints in blue, turquoise, grey, and different shades of green.

Detail of quilting 2

I decided to keep the quilting simple: I used the stitch-in-the-ditch method and only quilted within the main (block) seams.

Detail of quilting

I used a white backing with little blue pluses and a scrappy binding from leftover low volume strips.

Binding and backing

No baby quilt leaves this house without the baby’s name on it! Although I am not a huge fan of serifs, I instantly fell in love with this font. I admit that I hated those tiny serifs even more when tacking them down with my sewing machine. I used a broad zig zag stitch for this raw-edge appliqué.

Name applique

One last photo and I am off to visit the newborn!

Photo of photo

May there be many more babies to come (or I will never finish my WIPs).

Do you sometimes need some extra motivation? Did you ever loose your mojo? How did you get it back? Any tips or tricks that you want to share?

Happy Quilting!


  1. Really beautiful - it is so interesting to look at and the colours are lovely.

  2. Nothing like new babies (in multiples) to get your quilting mojo back. Don't worry about being late: I've discovered that everyone loves a quilt no matter when it comes!

  3. Congrats! on your newly completed baby quilt. Enjoy your visit with the newborn!!


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