Friday, May 17, 2013

Baby B's Quilt

My sister's little girl turned 5 yesterday! I can't believe it! She's getting so big and grown up; starting kindergarten next fall and really looking forward to it. When I found out my sister was expecting, I wanted to make a special quilt for her and the baby. I wanted to make something that could grow up with her, rather than a traditional baby quilt that becomes a keepsake in the closet. 

I actually can't remember the name of this pattern, but it's a twist on pinwheels. I like how the background color creates another set of pinwheels.

I chose pastel colors to go with a baby theme, but my sister loves batiks so that's why it's a batik quilt.  The fabric choice worked out nicely with good complimentary and contrasting colors.

I used fleece for the backing, and quilted pinwheels on the blocks with a meander on the border to finish it off. The back looked so cool because the fleece lets the stitching really pop out.  Love that look!

When I was finished, I had all of the little HST squares leftover, so I decided to make a table runner with them.  I love these colors, they are so springy and happy.  I wish I used batiks more often. I think I need to change that.

I am linking up today with Finished Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts. Have a great weekend!


  1. This is so cute! I'm usually not a fan of batiks but I love how this one turned out.

  2. Beautiful pastel colors and the quilting is wonderfully done!

  3. Such a charming quilt. I love the colours.