Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A group quilt

Today I want to share a group quilt we made for our first “Modern Quilt Guild Bielefeld Baby”.

We knew that our guild member and New-Mom-to-be  was expecting a girl but does not like too much pink and rose. So we picked a grey background and decided on wonky star blocks. Each of us made 2 or three blocks and I volunteered to put the quilt top together and baste, quilt and bind the quilt.

Here’s our baby girl quilt for little Leona:

Leona Quilt

I used a variegated red-pink Aurifil to free motion quilt stars and loops…

Leona Detail of Quilting

…and outlined the stars using a white Aurifil thread.

Leona Star Quilting

All stars are scrappy and some are multi-coloured and others are monochromatic.

Leona Star 2

I found a fabric with little stars in colourful circles for the backing and used a multi-colour-striped fabric for the binding.

Below you can see the baby’s name quilted in the top left corner for some extra little individuality.

Leona Name Quilting

During our last sew-in the little baby came along for the first time. Below you can see a snap shot of her on Brigitte’s arm with her new quilt. She was such a cute addition to our party. Napping in her pram or being carried around by other quilt members.

Leona Quilt Handover

You are most welcome to cheer us up with your little smiles and “uh-ohs” and we hope to see you again soon, little Leona!

So this was a long kept secret (we started sewing in October, I think) and I am glad I was able to finish the quilt just in time for her first visit.

Do you have a go-to baby-quilt pattern? I have to start another baby quilt soon, so if you know a good pattern, I’d love to read your advice!

Happy (secret) sewing!


  1. Such a lovely way to position the stars - love it!!

  2. The star quilting and variegated thread really look great with that quilt.

  3. Beautiful baby quilt! Great colours and lovely pattern!

  4. What a lovely idea to make a quilt together. Love the result - I've pinned it :)

  5. This is lovely Christine! Love the way you used lots of negative space

  6. This is absolutely stunning!! What a lucky little baby and family. <3

  7. i love this little star quilt...so bright and cheery for that wee baby

  8. Oh this is just gorgeous. I love that the stars have their own galaxy in the middle, with "space" either side. I'm sure she will treasure it.


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