When I moved to a new city last summer, I moved into the flat of a girl I had never met before.
We have a lot in common and became close friends. Since then, I was maid of honor at her wedding and I was one of the first people she told about the baby to be born.
So, I started to make this quilt in December, after I knew it would be a boy. I finished it now, and he is already born. And so cute!
Tadaaaa, his play quilt:
It is about 38 x 46 inches, machine sewn, the lone stars are paper pieced (I used the templates from "Little Lone Star Quilts" by Lorraine Olsen, they worked great for me!). It's partly machine quilted and hand quilted.
What I like about it, is that baby boy can play with it when he discovers all there is to be seen, and the different textures and colors of the stars and little animals.
Closeup of the middle section
I hand-quilted all the animals. Fabric is Robert Kaufman, animal party.
Closeup of an 8 inch star block
For the stars I tried stitch in the ditch for the first time, when it was not only straight lines (this is my second finished quilt, I have no photos of the "first finished", and "the first" is still being hand quilted). I was in a hurry to give the quilt to its new owner, and quite panicked about the machine quilting, which turned out all wrong at the first attempts. Thanks to anaximander's help http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352339.0
, I finally got it done. Yes, there are flaws, I can live with them and I like the overall look now.
Thanks for looking!
c&c more than welcome, there is a lot to learn, haha!