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rosalia's baby quilt

Monday, May 28, 2018


I wanted Rosalia's baby quilt to be big enough for me to cozy up in the rocker with her, to have a light + airy feel to it, and to be meaningful. I chose all tiny floral fabrics in pinks and greens, with almost all of them coming from fabric that Austen's great-aunt gave me a few years ago from her fabric stash. I love that the fabric is meaningful not just because of who it came from, but also because the tiny florals play with her name, Rose.

I backed it in white minky, and Austen and Sophia now call it the "white quilt" which I think is darling. All of our other minky backed quilts are grey or pink, so it really is our only white backed quilt. There's so much going on with the patterns in this quilt, that I chose a simple black and white bias stripe from B&C for the binding. And, of course, I went with Flower Child for the quilting. I love that it's a great feminine pattern while still remaining aesthetically simple. It's one of my favorite floral quilting patterns.



How great is this shot of the texture forming on the quilt top as it quilts up?! I love being able to long arm quilt and experience this every time.


I simply cut 5" squares of my floral fabrics and sashed each square on two sides with 2 1/2" of white fabric. For my end pieces, I cut those squares with sashing in half.

This is the same method I used for my B&C log cabin quilt, but since the sashing is bigger in relation to the squares, it caused some of the squares to have more or less floral fabric depending on if it's the top or bottom of the quilt. It doesn't bother me, but just FYI in case you want to copy this method! I think it would work better to have a thinner sashing since the squares are smaller if you wanted to keep the floral centered.



1 comment:

  1. Rosalia's quilt is beautiful! It's so feminine and sweet and will grow with her to be loved for a very long time! The flower motif in the quilting is perfect. Enjoy every moment!

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