By: Michelle Alderman
This week’s finish is a simple, 40″ x 40″ star block quilt made out of Cloud 9 Organic cotton fabric from the Lotus Pond line. I used this free pattern for the Big Star Baby Quilt from Fave Quilts.
I quilted it on my Bernina with some fun swirls. I wanted to keep it soft, so I did a minimal amount of quilting in the star and the borders. I loved the way the quilting played across the vertical stripes of fabric on the back.
I just adore this fabric. Whimsical but still somewhat masculine; the perfect choice for Baby Mikey, my friend Brianne’s baby who was born a few weeks ago. I joked with Stephanie that I just can’t get myself to use white on a baby quilt because I hope it will be drooled on, dragged around, and used often. So a gray seems like the perfect choice to me.
I have to take a minute to say that Brianne is one hell of a mom. Four kids and (probably) counting. There is no way I could do what she does (or Stephanie for that matter) and stay somewhat sane. My hat’s off to them. I’m just happy to have so many babies to quilt for. It feeds my
Happy sewing ya’ll!
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