This is a gift I made for L & her baby A. Dear L is my nephew’s sister-in-law. The 2 sisters (my nephew’s wife & her sister) are a delight to me, so I told the SIL back in December that I was adopting her as my own. Henceforth, she had a new baby in February and since all the great-nieces & great-nephews get quilts from Great Aunt Joyce, I set out to make one for little A as well.
I knew they liked the bright pink & black combo so I was thrilled to find these fabrics to use. At one point I considered downsizing the quilt. However, when it came time to make it, I kept it big. It is a huge baby quilt! More room for the new baby to grow. 🙂 The colors are most accurate in the first photo (here) and the last one.
The quilt is 48″ x 56″. I loved the look of jumbo blocks (16″) and think I’ll use this pattern again.
Custom quilting with variegated black & white thread. I love the look of it!
The border has freehand flowers dancing along the edges.
And to end it all in style, striped binding cut on the bias. A favorite touch of mine.
Sadly, this family lives 5 hours away so I shipped the quilt to them last week. I’ll be happy to meet this new one when I can. The embroidered label on the back has the baby’s full name and birth date. Signed by “Great Aunt” Joyce in quotes since I’m a fake. 🙂