Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Baby Girl Quilt


I made this one for my oldest daughter’s amazing chorus teacher. I wouldn’t ordinarily go through this much trouble for a teacher that she only spends about 45 minutes a day with, but she is truly an awesome teacher. The quilt was a super simple strip quilt made with Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics. I absolutely adore every single fabric in the line. The backing was all white with the exception of one strip of some pinwheel fabric in the line. 085

When I was learning to quilt, I always heard that if you hand quilted, you had to use these teeny tiny stitches that are perfectly uniform and, in my opinion, impossible to achieve. Recently, I have seen some quilts where the quilter used big, chunky, not so perfect stitches and I loved the effect had so I did that on this quilt and am so happy I did.  081

The bib is made out of the same fabric 027

and the same chunky stitches. 023

Where was this fabric when I was having babies? I’m seriously in love with it!


  1. I've also had a hard time getting my stitches to be tiny and uniform, so I gave up trying to hand quilt...thinking my stiches weren't good enough. I'm glad that you wrote this post. I'm glad to see you using the chunky stitches on purpose! Your quilt looks fantastic and it shows that hand quilting doesn't have to be done one specific way to look lovely.

    You've renewed my desire to hand quilt and helped quash my fears of not doing it "right". Thanks!

    1. Sarah, I know exactly how you feel. I was so relieved when I saw some quilts with big stitches and realized that it actually looks really cute. I used a thicker thread too for a more decorative look.

      Hope you and your great family are all doing well. I can't believe how much it has grown since the Topeka days! You are amazing!