Hello! Don't fall off your chair, but I have an actual proper blog post for you today. I finished this quilt a while ago, but I finally managed to get myself organised to take photos this weekend so I can share it here.
I started this quilt earlier in the year, when I was teaching a baby quilt class using this pattern. It was a pretty quick sew, and I really enjoyed working with these lovely softly coloured fabrics.
I quilted this quilt in an organic grid design, using fairly dense but not evenly spaced or perfectly straight lines. I used my trusty favourite Aurifil 2021 thread, but this time in a 40 weight, for slightly more distinct stitches. The backing fabric is from stash, and is a pretty older Tanya Whelan fabric.
I'm always delighted when a friend announces they are having a baby, and my lovely quilting friend Cathy announced earlier this year that she was expecting a girl. Her baby shower was this weekend, so I washed and dried the quilt in anticipation of gifting it to her. It crinkled up quite a lot due to the dense quilting - I really love that look.
It's really hard for me to resist a striped binding, and that's exactly what I did here. This striped fabric from Stitchbird was the perfect fabric to finish off this quilt.
As usual, I stitched on a label before gifting. I bought the "made with love" stamp from Typo last year, and I've used it a few times. I've edited out the parents' names, but I think this will be my new go-to wording for baby quilt labels where the name of the baby is not yet known. Baby is due in the next couple of weeks - I'm wishing Cathy a smooth and safe delivery and looking forward to meeting the newest member of her little family.