Monday, March 24, 2014

Kahlan's quilt

My cousin, Maclaine, is having her second baby in just a few weeks. I jumped at the chance to make her new girl, Kahlan, a quilt. When we discussed her preferences, I showed Maclaine a wonky log cabin, in Ellen's 1-2-3 Quilt book, which I highly recommend! It was fun to select stashed fabrics in Maclaine's chosen colors, primary with some neutrals thrown in.

And I love the back, possibly more than the front.

That's probably because I'm a fan of off-center designs. Whatever the reason, both the front and back are happy, bright and were made with love for my cousins.

Here's a close-up of the quilting. This seems to be my favorite free-motion stitch of the moment. To me, it feels more organic than a meander.

For the binding, I chose a favorite Color Me Retro print by Jeni. I wanted a print, but something minimal, and this worked perfectly.

I was able to gift the quilt in person to Maclaine and her husband, and I think they love it, too.

Hopefully, Kahlan will arrive soon!

P.S. Thanks to Amy for help with the pictures!


  1. I love this quilt! Maybe because I got to see it in person! I love everything about it, and especially the details on the back! Awesome job!

  2. This is such a beautiful and colourful quilt!!! I especially love the Wonky Log Cabin block and have made quite a few table runners with it... I guess I should step up to the plate and make a quilt now!! Thanks for inspiring me!

  3. This is so cute, and I love that it's for a girl but not typical girl colors :)

  4. wonderful, happy baby quilt! Love it :-D

  5. Such happy colors! I'm impressed with your boxy FMQ. Looks so great!

  6. so fun! and you're welcome - I love being a quilt zombie!

  7. This is great Jacey! And I love how you picked a bold and non-girly color scheme :)

  8. So happy and cute! Love the colors and fabrics in this - can't help but smile. :D


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