Friday 31 October 2014

From A - Finished Baby Love Quilt

Back in June, I was busy studying for a big exam and had almost no free time to sew or really do anything enjoyable. After a couple of weeks, I started going a little stir crazy and decided that I would let myself work on a baby quilt for a friend.

I spent an afternoon picking a fairly straightforward pattern and laying out a couple of charm packs and some scraps from my "light neutral" drawer. From then on, I let myself make one block per day until I had a finished quilt top.

Baby Love Quilt

Trying to avoid adding yet another WIP to the pile, I whipped up the world's simplest backing from stash and basted it in early September. I spent a few weeks trying to figure out howto quilt it before finally opting to stick with boring old Stitch-in-the-Ditch.

Baby Love Quilt

Although it's not too exciting I think the quilting actually highlights the blocks quite nicely. The quilting and scrappy low volume background prints minimize the secondary square-diamond-square pattern between the the blocks that I was trying to avoid. The Dream Wool batting I used gave this quilt just the right amount of puff.

Baby Love Quilt

I used a remnant strip of pink voile to make a bias tape label and bound it with another print of Acacia yardage that I was hording.

Baby Love Quilt

I think my favourite part of this quilt is the fact that the squirrel print on the back is perfectly centered and symmetrical on the back of the quilt. Definitely not planned but a welcome surprise after I trimmed up the quilt top.

Finished Quilt Stats:

  • Quilt Name: Woodland Walk
  • Finished Size: Crib (36" x 48")
  • Fabric: Two Tula Pink Acacia charm packs and various low volume scraps.
  • Pattern: Baby Love by Camille Roskelley in her book Simply Retro (with an extra row of blocks since I'm not a fan of square quilts).
  • Quilting: Ol' Faithful Stitch-in-the-Ditch

Our lobster-dog wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!

Halloween Lobster Dog

Linking up to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Adorable quilt. Love the backing fabric as well. SID suited this quilt well as the quilting does not take away from the fabrics in the quilt.


  2. I have such a better idea of how to use Tula Pink's fabrics after seeing this quilt. I especially love the big swaths of her work on the back. : )

  3. It's lovely Amanda, and is that Kevin being your quilt holder? Tony usually does something dicky just as I snap the photo! I am not quite sure about Lobster Dog haha

  4. I like it! And I know all about not having much time but itching to be creative any ways. It worked out very well for you!

  5. I really like the scrappy look of this! Nicely done.

  6. Cute lobster dog - what a good sport :-) Your way of making a label is unique to me - I might just have to try that. lovely quilt, too!!


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