Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Baby Quilt

If you follow me on Twitter of Facebook, you know we had a recent addition to the family. No, this is not my baby, it's my sister-in-law's baby. Introducing my new niece, Raiah (pronounced like Mariah without the 'ma').

Of course this much cuteness deserves a very special gift, so I decided to make a quilt. This is my first completed quilt. I still haven't finished my first pieced quilt which you can see here.

I used fabric from my friend, Bari J's latest line, Paris Apartment. I ordered it from Fat Quarter Shop. This is the second time I'm making a quilt with her fabrics. I think I'm the president of her fan club.

I truly love this line of fabric. It's like she used all of my favorite colors! I also love that it features dressmaker's dummies in one of the fabrics. Perfect for my SIL, Tabi, who's very into fashion. I machined quilted it with random width lines of hot pink thread. I don't have a photo of the back where I used a leftover piece of Bari's Full Bloom Fabric, which worked perfectly.

I made this quilt big for a baby quilt. It's about 48" x 60". They grow out of baby quilts so fast! I'm calling this one a cuddle quilt. Big enough for Mom & baby.

Here's a little behind the scenes photo of my assistants.


  1. what an adorable quilt!!! I wish I had a quilter in the family. Nothing like getting a handmade gift that will become a family heirloom!

  2. It's so cheery and fun!! Great job, love it :o) And I agree with Liz - so special to receive something handmade that will become a treasure. I'm itching to get back into sewing!!


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