First baby quilt for Maggie’s Place

Maggie's Place #1: Green & yellow

I finished my first baby quilt for Maggie’s Place.  The recipient said she likes yellow, light blue, light green, brown, and white/cream, and requested something that’s “not too babyish”.  This is what I came up with from my stash, which conveniently enough is filled with green and blue.  My plan was to make a nice little rectangle, and then when I had the 3×3 design I liked how it looked and didn’t want to come up with 3 more unique combinations to add another row of blocks.  This is my first really pieced back; I like the stripe of dinosaurs down the middle, which seems appropriate for a baby quilt.  I quilted stitch-in-the-ditch around the pinwheels in each block (those are pinwheels, people, not swastikas), and then quilted a small 1″ x 1″ square in the center of each as well.  The quilt is about 45″ x 45″.

Maggie's Place #1 green & yellow back

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September 20, 2009. Tags: , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words.

2 Comments

  1. Mom replied:

    Wonderful. Does she get it today then?
    Is stitch in the ditch machine stitching around the edge of the pinwheel between the cloths then? and that is how the backing is held to the front (exclusively?)?
    The design is nice and balanced and the colors kind of soothing.

  2. Betsy replied:

    Excellent for you! So glad to hear you did something so beneficial for Maggie’s Place. Several years ago, the Phoenix Chapter of the American Sewing Guild had a baby shower for Maggie’s Place in which we made them many, many baby things as well as purchasing them baby items and giving them quite a bit of money. It was very rewarding as I bet this was rewarding for you also.

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