We had had several new babies born in our church over the past few month and this last weekend was baby Addalyn’s shower. A few years ago I made a group of 7 kids quilts as a Christmas gift for a family that had taken in several foster children at the holidays. This is baby Addalyn’s family – so she obviously needed to have her own quilt. You can see all of the other quilts here. I LOVE making baby quilts. It lets me play with fabric on a smaller scale and it makes such a wonderful and lasting gift.
I made her quilt with fabric I have had in my stash for at least 8 years. I used the old churn-dash block pattern that my grandmother used to use a lot. I had figured the number of blocks I needed wrong – so I ended up putting them on point and adding some solid squares. I also did not have a pattern – just a drawing – and I ended up making my half-square triangles a little small. My points are all missing – at least I am consistent. (Oh bother!) I quilted it with a large feather that went through each row, at an angle. The backing is pieced with leftovers from the front.