Wednesday 13 February 2013

Bluebird's Song: A Finished Quilt

A dear friend from work has a two-year-old daughter. Two years ago when this little girl was born, I got to hold her when she was just a few hours old. She was the sweetest, calmest baby! Of course, two years ago I didn't quilt, and so this sweetie pie never received a quilt from me. Her mom and I recently attended a mutual friend's baby shower and when my friend saw the baby quilt I had made (Baby's Birdies) she was in love. She asked if I could make her daughter one- and of course I said yes!

I chose to use a fat quarter bundle of La Dee Da fabric by Erin McMorris for Free Spirit as well as three solids from my stash (Kona Cream, Kona Plum and ? some pale green colour). I ordered it from Fat Quarter Shop this past Christmas when they had an amazing one day sale on all Free Spirit fabrics. I used an Amy Butler print for the main part of the backing, and a white-on-white alphabet print for the white sashing/border. I used a tutorial from The Missouri Star Quilt Company to make the centre blocks. I free motion quilted a meandering stipple all over the quilt in white, and I love it.

And so here is Bluebird's Song!

This is a busy quilt! I think the calmer back and hit of white border helps your eyes rest. I also think choosing a plain solid for the binding- Kona Jade Green in this case- helps with the overall coherency of the quilt.

Also, check out this adorable ribbon I purchased to tie the quilt up for delivery. Singing blue birds! How perfect is that?

I hope this little girl enjoys her quilt- and that her mom loves it too!

Lynn (aka Buttons)


  1. Don't you just love making a quilt for a baby or little person?!? Those are my favorites to make. Lovely quilt. Like the colors.

  2. Nicely done! I really like those intermittent bursts of that Kona plum!

  3. Your quilt is gorgeous. A beautiful gift. Love the colours you chose. And the ribbon is perfect!

  4. Hi,
    I just hopped over from Sew Many Ways Friend Friday and wanted to say HI. Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for letting me pop in. Karen

  5. The quilt is adorable but what a great find with that ribbon. Visiting from CMQ