Oh Baby Baby

To be perfectly honest, I don’t even know who I am anymore??  It seems that since I’ve taken the pressure off myself to produce work for the masses, inspiration has returned along with my sewjo!  So much so, I have another finish to show you…

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Last week, friends of ours announced the arrival of their first child – a baby boy, Blake.  I still get excited about the births of babies, and after the new Mummy – Sarah – had commented that she loved my last baby quilt, I decided to grab out the leftovers of those prints and made a SUPER quick quilt.

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Keeping in line with my recent addiction to cross quilts, I made eight cross blocks (at 6 inches each) and then popped them in to a great little formation.  And then surrounded it with the same charcoal shot cotton (from Spotty) and Voila!  One very happy little quilt top!

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I kept the quilting super simple too, but also added in some free motion quilting of little Blake’s name!  Aurifil thread for the win again 😉

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I’ve had this Sarah Jane print patiently waiting for the perfect project, and it looks fabulous backing this quilt.

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It ended up measuring around 40″ x 45″ (I can’t remember exactly as I wrapped it straight up and posted it!) and is literally the perfect little person’s quilt to see him through his early childhood.

So, there you have it!  Happy quilting!


3 Responses to Oh Baby Baby

  1. Camille says:

    Great quilt! I’m in love. Can you tell me more about the thread used to quilt his name? What weight is it? Do you quilt on a domestic machine? Just curious. I love following your work.

    • Ms Midge says:

      Hey Camille. The thread is 40wt Aurifil. I also use 28 and 12wt threads if I have the right colours, always ensuring I have a 40wt in the bobbin with those. I either write out the name in erasable fabric pen or print out in a font i like then trace it on. Then FMQ over it 🙂

  2. Lisa C in Dallas says:

    SO precious. I never get tired of making cross quilts.

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