Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Baby Makes Three

I've chosen this quilt for Blogger's Quilt Festival Small Quilt category because it was a fun technique based QAL that I enjoyed tweaking to make my own. 
Baby Makes Three Quilt

My finished #crosscutquiltalong was one of those unplanned sewing delights.  I hopped on board the Quilt Along with hostess @aquilterstable and came out the other end with an actual quilt to gift instead of a typical WIP.   Seeing the variety based on fabric and modifications was a real treat.  

True Up trimming

Part of the incentive was using up the Black and White 10" squares from an old Flickr swap and a Kona solid jelly roll with colors that played along nicely with a jelly roll of Cotton and Steel basics. 

Process Shots

Because I was using 2.5" pre-cuts, I sewed them on and cut the excess off to use in the next step.   Since this step differs from the tutorial I made a point of photographing to illustrate this method as another option.

The binding was stitched on just in time for show and tell at the traditional guild I belong to and I brought it to my MQG meeting too.  I tried to describe the process of sewing, cutting apart and sewing together but when you put it that way it just sounds like what we all do in quilting right? 

I needed the "before" version to hold up next to it. Glad it was well received by the group and I got several compliments after. 

Before the re-slice step
For the quilting, I did an organic gentle wave with several 40 wt Aurifil threads. 

Quilting Details
The wind picked up during the photo shoot but I kind of love this shot because it shows off the perfect stash backing.  

Peak a Boo Back

When I gifted the quilt to the expectant parents, I pointed out the "Baby Makes Three" detail.  

Namesake "Baby Makes Three"
Some projects torture me once the tops are done and it's time to choose the backing and binding because there are so many ways to go.  This quilt had a strong voice and took very little auditioning before settling on this combo.

Top and Essential Parts

"Baby Makes Three"

Crosscut Quilt Along


Started 7/30 done 8/8

Linking up to Amy's Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival Small Quilt Category Fall 2016


  1. oh this is one of my very favorites! What a beautiful finish!

  2. Your quilt is just wonderful - what great colors and fabric selections!

  3. What a great finish. I really enjoyed seeing everyone's work on IG during the quiltalong. Yours is so great - love the extra details in the border.

  4. I looks great! I love how you expanded the strings into the border.

  5. I looks great! I love how you expanded the strings into the border.


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