Thursday, 31 October 2013

Baby quilt done - only need that baby to arrive!

This is my entry to the Blogger's Quilt Festival 2013.

UPDATE: 
The baby has arrived!!! 
Please see end of the post!

Presenting the Friendship Star and Tulip Baby Quilt:


So why this quilt?

First of all I am expecting our third child, it should in fact have arrived a week ago, but it is still hanging on in there. It has now been nick named The Squatter and an eviction order may been served any time now!

Secondly, I was sent some really yummy fabrics by one of my online quilting friends which I just HAD to use!

So, this was what I started with, all originally cut as 5x5 inch squares.


Based on what I had at hand, I sketched out a few different layouts based on quilt blocks I like. The friendship star block is one of my favourites and I knew I wanted to use it. At this stage I had (stupidly) already stitched together the HSTs, so had to make do with what I had. At times it felt like an IQ test...

This is what I came up with (excuse the hand drawn sketch!):


Here it is laid out with the HSTs and squares:


And finally some photos of the finished quilt:





Now, I am only hoping for that baby to make an appearance!!!
And for some sunshine, to be able to take some decent photos!

UPDATE:
Our gorgeous, healthy baby GIRL arrived on Friday 1 November.

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6 comments:

Cynthia said...

Cute quilt! Great fabrics too! Good luck with the baby! Hope all goes well...and soon! :)

Aoife said...

It's a beautiful giant block! Now I'm interested to see what it would look like with lots of them... Love the colours you chose :)

traceyjay said...

you are good! Can't wait to see a baby on there!

CitricSugar said...

Lovely ! You have a nice mix of gender-neutral colours that make it really refreshing! Congrats on the new addition. :-)

BossyOz said...

Thanks for the well-wishes!
We are back home with a gorgeous, healthy baby girl and I have added a photo at the end of the post with her sleeping under the quilt.
Aoife, I am thinking exactly the same thing! If you do make one with more blocks, please share a photo / link!!!

Andrea @ The Champ Life said...

She was just waiting for you to finish her quilt! Rather considerate of her. ;)