Friday, November 10, 2017

Off-centre: A modern baby girl quilt

Maybe even too modern?

Lenis Quilt

What do you think? It is off-centre, has lots of negative space, wonky squares and linear and free-motion quilting.

Detail of quilting2

Detail of quilting1

I regret using a contrasting white Aurifil for the quilting. It works well within the white frames but I think I should have chosen a blending thread for quilting the negative space.

Binding and backing

The back is more little-girl-ish: Anne Kelle’s Kites on flannel surprisingly matched well with most of the scraps I used within the wonky squares.


Of course it showcases the baby’s name.

Detail of applique

I chose raw-edge appliqué again but changed the width often to match the width of the letters/strokes (does that make sense? You can see the width difference in the photo above).

Leni rolled up

So, all in all, what do you think? Too modern for a new born? Too much grey?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy quilting everyone!


  1. This is really great - I love the embroidered name as a detail and I think your quilting is fine!

  2. I like the white thread quilting in the empty space. Without the quilt would read too dark and somber. With it, it's a beautiful modern quilt. Great job!

  3. Ich freue mich deinen Blog entdeckt zu haben - über ein Bild deines ElmarQuilts - ich liebe ihn! Deine Arbeiten sind wunderschön, ich mag diesen modernen frischen Look. Hoffentlich gelingt es mir auch mal so tolle Quilts zu nähen. Ich habe heuer damit Bekanntschaft machen dürfen über den 6Köpfe-12Blöcke Quilt. Viele Grüße Ingrid

  4. It is a very nice quilt, somewhat off your usual colour choices! I too applaud the contrasting quilting but it must have required quite some precision from your side?! And I love the embroidered name!!!


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