Baby K’s Quilt: Finished!

Last … July? I started a quilt for my neighbors, who were having a baby in late August. I chose Baby K’s Quilt, by Audrey of HotPinkQuilts, which she featured during the her spot on the Lets Get Aquainted blog hop organized by Beth of Plum and June. I had high hopes of finishing it and giving it to them as a baby shower present. Then the semester began, and all my best intentions, well, we know what happens to good intentions.

Well, I finished it just before Christmas. Finally! This is what it looks like:

I used scraps for nearly all of the postage stamp squares, though I fussy-cut some 1001 Peeps and the little blue pigs. The green is Kona Clover, the stripe is Hello Pilgrim.

I’m really pleased with how the postage stamp squares turned out:




I free-motion quilted the squares using Elizabeth Hartman’s orange peel pattern. My peels aren’t quite as plump and pretty as hers, but I’m not unhappy with them.

I quilted the borders on each side of the seam, which was, well, not quite as much fun as the orange peels, but I’m happier with how it turned out — though I need to learn how to adjust my stitch length better next time.

I waffled on the backing for a little while, and finally settled on fleece: I talked to friends this summer who had a little one, and their favorite part of the quilt their mother had made was the soft fuzzy backing. As a bonus, it shows the quilting well:


So that’s one of the things I started last summer and finished in December!

Linking up with Thank Goodness It’s FINISHED Friday. Because, really? I’m so glad this one is done.

About Alisa

I'm a graduate student studying medieval European history. I knit, spin, quilt, and occasionally sew other things. I learned to knit and sew from my grandmother as a child: spinning I picked up on my own thanks to stubbornness and the internet. I have two spinning wheels and one sewing machine, and more knitting needles than I probably really need. My yarn and fiber stash is large enough that I think I'm probably well supplied for the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse.
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7 Responses to Baby K’s Quilt: Finished!

  1. Great finish! ..I really like the effect of the little postage stamp pieces.

  2. Books_Bound says:

    Gorgeous quilt! I love the postage stamps, but my favorite is the striking green and white (stripe) sashing. Such a neat baby quilt design. Nice work on the orange peels, I’m a little afraid of them. :) Also, I hear you on the stitch length on the quilting, mine is always all over the place too. I assume it will get better with practice–I’m hoping anyway! :)

  3. Vera says:

    Nice. Well done.

  4. Nicely done, Alisa! I haven’t tried a postage stamp quilt before, but it looks fun. I’m sure your friends’ baby will love it! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  5. Lynette says:

    Super job! And it’s not easiest FMQing with fleece backing. They’ll sure enjoy it, though.

  6. What a lovely quilt. The quilting looks fantastic on the fleece back! Nice and snuggly too :)

  7. perthmodernquilt says:

    Cool finish!

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