Thursday, January 28, 2016

vivi's baby quilt

In my effort to blog about my 2015 finished quilts, I am back to share a quilt I made last May for my cousin Jayme's then-soon-to-be-born baby girl.  Jayme shared a few pictures of quilts that she liked and one thing they all had in common was sashing between the blocks.  She also wanted soft, delicate fabrics that were feminine.  I came across Bouquet by Annette Tatum, which I thought fit with what Jayme was looking for.  I also decided on a pinwheel pattern to continue the theme.  I chose a cream Basic Grey grunge for the background fabric, thinking that white would be too stark and also too difficult to keep clean for a baby quilt.  As I was making the blocks, I thought everything was looking great.  However, I was slightly disappointed in the final quilt top.  The focus fabrics ended up looking washed out compared to the background fabric.  There was just not as much contrast as I thought there was going to be.  I should temper my disappointment by pointing out that the quilt photographed even worse than it looked in person, so I don't think it was quite as bad as it appears in the pictures.  My cousin seemed to love it though, so I guess that is all that matters!

I sent the quilt to Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting and I love the quilting pattern that we chose, which was Pretty Paisley.  I think the quilting really added to the soft, delicate feel of the quilt.  For binding, I went with a pink & cream stripe from the Bouquet fabric line.  I just love a quilt bound with a striped fabric


The Bouquet fabric line had been out for quite awhile when I made this quilt, but I lucked out and found just enough of the floral print on blue to use for the backing fabric. 

And here is one last look at the entire quilt.  I hope Jayme, and especially her baby girl, Vivi, enjoy it and use it until it falls apart!

I don't have fabric leftover from this quilt, but I have been organizing my sewing room, and found 3 fat quarters that I don't think I'll ever use.  If you want to be entered into the giveaway, just leave a comment with your email address! (US only please since I will pay shipping costs.)  I will randomly pick a winner on 2/4 at 5 pm CST.  (I will announce the winner with a new blog post, so feel free to follow my blog if you want to get a notification when the winner has been selected.)  Giveaway now closed and the winner had been contacted via email & announced.


Quilt Stats:
Fabric: Bouquet by Annette Tatum
Pattern: HST pinwheel design with sashing
Dimensions: 40" x 44"
Started: April 2015
Finished: May 2015
Quilted by: Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting
Made for: my cousin Jayme's daughter, Vivi
Thanks for reading!

Linking to:
NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation
TGIFF @ Busy Hands Quilts 
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. Hi there! Beautiful baby quilt and thanks for the giveaway. My email is zaneystamper at

  2. Although I can see why you're disappointed about the lack of contrast, the baby quilt is soft and delicate, so I'm sure the mommy will love it!

    Thanks for the giveaway! My bee is hot on dotty fabrics right now and we are planning a block exchange, so your giveaway is very timely. My email is

  3. While your baby quilt may be low on contrast, it is irresistible in it's sweetness! Extra nice of you to offer up those fun polka dots!!!! Gray and orange? Perfect!!!

  4. I'm thinking pinwheels for my new granddaughter's quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Very Nice! The quilting is just perfect.

  6. Beautiful quilt! I love the backing fabric.

  7. Cute quilt! Who doesn't love pinwheels! Or polka dots!

  8. I LOVE that backing fabric! great quilt. i do enjoy dots and i would be able to use them in boy quilts!

  9. I'd love to win!
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  10. Your baby quilt is soft and delicate. Hope it is loved to pieces. I'm collecting dots for a dotty project. Would love to add those iin!

  11. I think, overall, you made a very delicate, feminine quilt - I'm sure mom and baby will love to pieces :) Thanks for sharing! Love dots - so would love to win your giveaway.