Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Whimsy Baby" finish!

And so the blogging/crafting slump continues. But! Since little Miss Maddie has finally received her quilt, I can at long last share the finished project with you. Yay!

This is "Whimsy Baby":

Whimsy, front view

The design is from a Moda Bakeshop tutorial by Lisnaweary Quilts, the "Criss Cross Quilt." I used two charm packs of the wonderful "Whimsy" line from Fig Tree Quilts, which is the basis of the name of the quilt as well.

Whimsy, embroidery block detail

The charm pack included some light creamy marble print squares. They were so light that I felt like I needed to use them a little differently. So I created some embroidery designs inspired by the style of the illustrations in some of the prints (you can read a little more about their creation in this earlier post). Those embroidered squares really give this quilt a little something extra special.

Whimsy, quilting detail plus binding view

The binding is a French General fabric I thought coordinated nicely.

Whimsy, back view

The back is made from some fabric I've had in my stash for quite awhile (it is "Paisley Panache" from Northcott). It is not really a match to the front at all, but I think it works.

Whimsy, label

The label.

Whimsy, quilting detail

This quilt was a long time in the making. I just looked back and am rather shocked to find that I started it last May! The top was done by mid-August. I know I was indecisive about how I wanted to quilt it. But boy... last May? At least I finished it before little Maddie's first birthday! Mostly though, I'm just happy she finally has her quilt and is able to enjoy it now.


  1. What an adorable quilt! I just love the fabric colors. Well done!

  2. It is beautiful and I am sure she will be enjoying it :) I have been working on a pair of baby quilts for some twins for a year and half now.

  3. I'm slow at quilts too and visiting blogs, lol. Congratulations on your finished quilt, it looks gorgeous and is bound to be loved. The embroideries are very sweet and nostalgic.