THE QUILT PROFILE:
finished size: 36″ x 45″
80 hourglass blocks, an 8 x 10 grid of 4 1/2″ squares made from ten prints and Bella cotton in Bleached White
quilted with an allover freehand combination of flowers and leaves
tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew (with variations)
all fabrics 100% cotton
batting is Warm and Natural Cotton
pieced with Aurifil 50wt. cotton thread and quilted with Superior Sew Fine 50wt. poly thread
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed making this quilt knowing who it was going to be gifted to. From choosing the fabrics to cutting, sewing and quilting was a true act of love, and I thought about little baby Anna and her sweet mama the whole time!
The quilting design was chosen to lend a softness to the angular piecing, and flowers are so sweet and girly! I used this tutorial as a reference, but of course mine doesn’t look exactly like hers. This may be a new favorite design for me – the leaves are perfect to fill in the areas that are too small to add another flower. I have found my Tiara quilting machine likes Superior’s Sew Fine 50wt. poly thread the best. I have tried to use cotton thread, but the speed of the machine leads to too much breakage. There was not one broken thread in the quilting of this!
The back is one of the many colors from Studio M’s Quattro collection (Studio M is Moda’s in-house design team) and the binding is Art Gallery Squared Elements in a lovely raspberry to complement the pinks in the hourglass blocks. As per usual, the binding is machine stitched in the ditch from the front of the quilt, catching the edge on the back.
Is there anything sweeter than pink for a baby girl? Combining various shades of pink with gray and white gives the traditional block a modern feel, which is my favorite style!!
Folded up and on its way to its new home!
Linking up today with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. Thanks so much for stopping by!!