I’ve been making baby quilts for two arrivals expected any day now.
I’ve just finished my second one. Take a look at the first one here.
For this one, I wanted it to vaguely match one I made for their sibling a few years back. It was rows of hearts in brightly coloured fabrics.
Because I had a bunch of fabrics left over from this one (and a whole bunch more that would fit in perfectly) I decided to use the same/similar fabrics for it. But to make it different, I decided stars might be a nice addition to the hearts.
After a lot of umming and ahhhing I settled on a paper foundation pieced star. The pattern is a free one by Threadbare Creations and can be found here. I changed it a little. Because I didn’t want two tone stars, I did the star bits in one piece instead of two.
After making one star, my initial reaction was “hell no! I’m not making a whole quilt from those!” It was my first time trying paper foundation piecing. And it was a lot more fiddly than anything I’d tried before. But I love a challenge. And I’m a sucker for punishment. I took it as an opportunity to explore this technique further.
I made a lot of mistakes, there is a whole bunch of areas I have “fixed” by adding more fabric when the piece I was using didn’t quite fit.
I had my heart set on making nine stars. Then just keep adding borders until it was big enough. It wasn’t until my mum came and told me that I should make 12, that I relented and made more.
I machine quilted this one. Around the sashing and around the stars. And that green fabric I have used in the sashing and the binding, its one of my favourites. This is the third quilt I have used that fabric in!
And all completed! I put a lovely rainbow fish flannel on the back for the warmest snuggles!
I’m so excited to meet the recipients of these quilts for the first time!