Early in September, my nephew's wife had a baby girl, so of course, I decided to make a quilt for the new addition. I had some lovely pink and turqoise flannels in my stash and added a sweet elephant novelty print for the giant star in Star Bright.
This is a free quilt design by Kate Blakesley that you can download at Swim.Bike. Quilt. The pattern was so easy and the entire quilt took only a couple of days for me to make from start to finish. I love how the start is offset, kind of a modern take on a traditional quilt!
I used a serpentine quilting stitch, about two inches apart, so the quilt would be nice and soft for baby.
I decided to piece the back to add a little interest.
Going from pinks to blues now, my new grandson is almost four months old and of course I had to make one more little quilt for him. This is a small one, about 36"square", perfect to use as a play mat or a stroller blanket. I used a rail fence pattern and managed to use many of the flannels I had already used for his bibs, burp cloths, etc.
This one is even more cuddlier than the others I made him and also matches a receiving blanket I made earlier.
Loop de loop machine quilting was my choice, with another pieced backing added of full of fun novelty prints!
I suppose it won't be long before I am making him a big-boy quilt!
Thanks so much for coming by to visit today. Hope you enjoy the weekend ahead. I'm looking forward to a wonderful weekend of family visiting and lots of turkey!
It's a great day for quilting!