Wednesday, 18 January 2012


That title describes exactly how I felt last Friday.  I stayed up until--I kid you not--three in the morning to finish a quilt for my SIL.  Not that the baby will be here for two more months, but I bought a multistage gift  (everything from maternity wear to baby wear) and I wanted her to get it all at once.  And recall the day before I was feverishly working to finish this baby quilt.

This means that last year I made 6 quilts, and this month I've made two!!!

So, without further ado, here it is!

SIL's Baby Quilt
It's based on this tutorial.

SIL's Baby Quilt
I backed it with Moda Snuggles. Soft,
but messy and tough to work with.

SIL's Baby Quilt
Scrappy binding from piecing leftovers.

SIL's Baby Quilt
I did an all over FMQ design of big flowers.  They show up really well on the Snuggles.
As far as WIPs go, I have made this week's QAL block for the Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL.:

Block #5
Not perfect, but I'm happy :-)

Blocks up to week 3
This one is the odd on out so far,
but I'm hoping it'll gel better with more.
I'm linking up to WIP with Lee at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Your baby quilt looks wonderful. Great job of quilting with the stretchy back!

  2. The baby quilt is lovely! And great job on the quilting.

  3. Your quilt is very sweet. Should be loved.

  4. The baby quilt is so sweet. And wow - I love that ambitious quilting!

  5. That baby quilt is beautiful, love the quilting on it. And yes, that stretchy fabric is so hard, but baby will love it!

  6. Your baby quilt is adorable :)

  7. Wow!! That's a fabulous baby quilt. :D That minky backing is so snuggly, but yeah - tougher to work with. I was really surprised at how much the consistency of the stitches in my free motion quilting on "regular" quilts improved after working on a minky-backed quilt! nice bonus ;D