Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Place Holder Baby Quilt


 I am in love with how this little quilt turned out!  It was made by using two charm packs of Sandy Gervais's Flirt fabric line for Moda.  The pattern is Four Square Layer Cake Quilt by Sherri McConnell and is a free pattern over at Moda Fabrics.  The original pattern makes a 70"x 80" quilt, which I made back in 2012 for my mom's birthday.



When I found out my co-worker and his wife were expecting their first baby, I knew I would make a quilt.  I ordered a special print of fabric that the mother loved to use in the quilt.  Unfortunately, I knew it wouldn't arrive in time for me to make a quilt for the shower.  So I needed a cute quilt ASAP to use as what I call the "place holder" quilt.  It's a quilt.  And it's your quilt.  But it's not the original quilt I planned...it's still in the works...this is just a place holder.  Yes, you keep both quilts.  Only a quilter would think like that, right?

So, I quickly got to work on the place holder quilt.



I knew I wanted to stitch fun scallops in the border, so I opted for a larger sized border than what the pattern called for.  Bigger is better in most things.


I quilted all the curves using Natalia Bonner's 4-N-1 Mini Ruler.  All of the quilting was done using a 50wt light pink Aurifil thread.


To finish this one off, I opted for a flanged binding.  It's probably my favorite way to bind a quilt.


I am happy to report the quilt has been delivered and is patiently waiting on the little bundle of joy to arrive.  For me, I need to get to work on the "real quilt".  Arrival date for baby is mid January, so that's like a million years in quilter's math.











6 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh wow, the placeholder quilt is gorgeous; I'm sure they were thrilled with it (let alone the thought of another one). Will you be using the same pattern for the other quilt or something different?

Nancy J said...

Stunning quilting and the wider border perfect for you to work some magic.

Michelle Churchman said...

It’s a gorgeous little quilt! Love the colors.

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It's beautiful. Love the quilting motifs.

Emily said...

This is so pretty!! Certainly lovely enough to be the "real" quilt, though I do understand the "but I planned this perfect other quilt!" feeling. I really love the petal quilting in each of the squares. Like really, really love!

QuiltGranma said...

VERY pretty, they should Love It!

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