Friday Finish – Mikey likes it

March 13, 2015


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 addiction soul.

Happy sewing ya’ll!

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  • Reply quiltingjetgirl March 13, 2015 at 10:32 am

    What a lovely finish – I love seeing the quilting on the back and how it shows off the great pattern from the front! No way am I cut out to be a mother, either, but I love getting to quilt for little ones. 🙂

  • Reply Lisa March 13, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    It’s a lovely baby quilt and the quilting is superb.

  • Reply Deb @ farmhousequilter March 13, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I love that idea for a baby quilt… and I agree about white. Beautiful!!!

  • Reply Linda Dutch March 13, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Ah, that blue & green combo seems to be very popular at present! A lovely finish… and I love the way your quilting shows up beautifully on the back! Linda

  • Reply cheryljbrickey March 13, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Great finish! I love the swirls in the background, great choice.

  • Reply M-R @ Quilt Matters March 15, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Very fun! Love the quilting!

  • Reply kittywilkin March 19, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    This is beautiful, Michelle! I also LOVE reading you say “y’all” since now I can totally put a voice with that cute Texas catch phrase of yours! Nice photos, too! Are you loving your new camera!?

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