Monday, June 21, 2010

Pink and Brown Stars Baby Quilt

This is my first commissioned quilt of sorts. It's for a special little girl due soon. It's been in the works for a while, and I was glad to finish it last night. I debated for quite a while on the design, and finally decided on this block using the tutorial from Modify Tradition. My layout is inspired by this quilt from Red Pepper Quilts. It was certainly more challenging than I planned, but very good practice. I really like the outcome with this block and would like to do a larger version of this quilt in the future. I hope she loves it. I'm pretty sad to let it go, and I really wanted to keep it. I almost made a second quilt with an easier design to send instead, but Ryan talked me out of it. It will be in the mail tomorrow before I can change my mind.

The quilting is diagonal lines through each block. I used 21 different fabrics on this one. I think the scrappy look works well for the design. The back is simple brown flannel with one little pieced strip along the side. It measures 42x42.


  1. this is so striking! I really, really like it. :)

  2. This is so beautiful. I'm going to make one in Fandango, by kate spain. I have a great grandaughter on the way...

  3. this is a beautiful quilt my grandmother is now passing her quilting knowledge onto me and i am excited to start making these beautiful peices of art!!! think i need some practice before i attempt this one though.