Simple Baby Quilt
Apparently, I’ve had a lot of family members have babies recently because I made another baby quilt to give as a gift. This time the quilt was for my oldest niece. She’s young, in college, and just had her first baby-a girl! The perfect time to gift a quilt-before she already has a ton from previous babies! Because I was preparing to move halfway across the U.S. I went for a simple baby quilt-but it’s probably one of my top favorites ever. No joke. I think it’s the combination of navy and pink–feminine but not overly girly.
The simple baby quilt is a bunch of strips of coordinating fabric in various widths sewn in a random order. Because the quilt pattern isn’t complicated, the fabrics really grab the attention. At least on the front. And like I said before, the navy and pink on the front is feminine but not really girly. However, the back is a solid pink and plenty girly.
I practiced a new free motion quilting pattern on the quilt and I am really pleased with how it turned out. It has the effect of a meandering/stippling but has a little more grace to it. My quilting stitches are getting more and more even as I practice. And the actual quilting process is so satisfying!
After using the baby’s name for the quilting in this quilt for my sister-in-law, I couldn’t help adding the baby’s name in this quilt too. It’s not all over the quilt this time. Just at the very top where i quilted the baby’s full name and the month and day she was born. I wonder if my niece will be able to tell or ever notice. The fabric print at that part in the quilt is pretty busy and it masks the quilting really well. If not, it’ll be my own secret. Something that makes the quilt special to me even if no one else knows its there.
I hope my niece likes the quilt as much as I do!