Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sweet Sister. Sweet Quilt.

You may remember a while back when my friend Erin asked me to make this quilt for her second child's fourth birthday.  It was my first time using Heather Ross fabric and I instantly fell in love, so you can imagine my excitement when Erin called me about a month ago and asked if I would make another quilt.  This time for her youngest daughter's birthday.

Erin and I decided to use a few prints from Nursery Versary as our base fabrics as well as the linen tree print and the yellow butterfly print.  The rest of the fabrics are from my stash. There is definitely a little bit of everything in this quilt.

I used some great Anna Maria Horner flannel on the back that I got from Pam at Mad About Patchwork.  She still has some left and it's on sale!

The quilting is hard to see from the pictures of the front, but there are a lot of different free motion pattern going on.  The spiderwebs on the left side are quilted with curved web-like shapes and, if you look close enough at the middle one, you can even see one little spider.  Makes me think of sweet little Charlotte.

The itsy, bitsy spider.  This one is here to stay!

Appliqued flowers with free-motion stems and leaves.

I had so much fun making this one.  It's always hard to say goodbye to a quilt, but it was a lot easier this time knowing it's going to a good friend's home here in town!

If you'd like to see this baby up close and personal, join the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild May 1st for our free information meeting.



  1. this is lovely! i really love the spiderwebs. and those appliquéd flowers. and the quilting. ok, i love it all!

  2. How sweet! What a fresh change from the usual kids' quilt…! You've managed to strike a perfect balance between appropriate for a young person and still relevant to grown ones… Great job!

  3. What an amazing quilt. I have some baby quilts that I need to make. I am not sure when that is going to happen but I am so inspired right now. I just found your blog and am looking forward to seeing more of what you have made.