Custom Quilts, Sewing, Mommyhood and general silliness

The Jaime Baby Quilt

When we first moved to Bakersfield, I joined a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Group. I could write several posts of this incredible organization and all the wonderful people and wonderful ways it has helped me become a better mother and…well…just plain stay sane.

But this post isn’t about MOPS. Although, if you are a new mom, or about to be a new mom, find a MOPS group…go to it…you’ll love it.

Anywho…Through MOPS I met Jaime. Jaime sews…a lot. And she’s awesome. You should check out her blog. Jaime just had a beautiful little girl, and I was honored to make a baby quilt for her and her new baby.

The quilt measures approx. 42″ x 42″. The fabrics are a mix from my stash. Most were used previously in this quilt. I started with a general idea and sketched a few designs out on graph paper. After a few placement changes on the design wall, it went together pretty quick.

The back is pieced with every scrap I had left. The quilting is my new favorite style. I free-sew a wavy line down the middle-ish and then echo quilt out from there. Next week I will post another quilt using the same design, but with better pictures. It goes quick…you can eye-ball it…and it is very forgiving.

And of course, the quilt is finished with a nice bias-cut binding to make those stripes just twirl all around.

I hope Baby E enjoys it…abuses it…spits up on it…chews on it…you get the picture…


Comments on: "The Jaime Baby Quilt" (3)

  1. What a BEAUTIFUL quilt! I know Jaime will love it as much as I love the one you made for my baby. And we’re glad you joined MOPS too. :)

  2. Love the quilting…may have to give that a try! Gorgeous quilt! I got to meet the cute little girl the other day! Miss you!

  3. We do love it and it matches the room colors swimmingly – BONUS! We are very blessed to own a Liz quilt. :)

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