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Friday FO: My Song Baby Quilt

My Song baby quilt finished!

My Song baby quilt finished!

It is finished! It is gifted! The baby has arrived! Let the flurry of photographs begin!

Ever since I heard that my brother and his wife were expecting, I had my heart set on making a baby quilt for them. I even spent part of my Christmas holidays drafting a design up for a baby quilt from teeny tiny granny square patches. Oh the insanity. My mind was churning about what to make… what to make… so many quilt ideas, so little time! But then when we saw that the nursery they were decorating was going to have light mint green/blue walls with all white furniture, my thoughts began to focus. Our baby shower theme was going to be mint and gold (to match the nursery), so I decided to play with mint, pale aquas, and gold for this quilt too.

Fabric selections for the quilt

Fabric selections for the quilt

Fabric selections for the quilt

Fabric selections for the quilt

Fabric cuts plus dotted backing fabric

Fabric cuts plus dotted backing fabric

Like many crafters, I’m sure, I keep a pinboard of quilting inspiration that I’ve stumbled upon and that I love. One pin leads to the next and to the next, and soon I found this gorgeous herringbone quilt. Turns out that the Freshly Handmade “Marguerite” quilt was based on this “My Song” quilt pattern from Anna Joy French. You can get the pattern here, if you like »

Pieces all cut out and ready to assemble

Pieces all cut out and ready to assemble

Since I don’t (yet?) have a fancy quilty design wall, I laid all my cut pieces on the floor, rearranging them to distribute the different colour values and hues somewhat evenly.

Planning the arrangement of colours

Planning the arrangement of colours

Our beautiful baby niece arrived less than two weeks ago (only a few days earlier than scheduled) and everyone is so excited for her arrival. We hung out with the new family as they did their baby photos last Saturday and Russell got to sneak in a couple photos with the new baby too. It will be so much fun to watch them grow up together. Luckily, during the six days between the baby’s arrival and the baby’s photo shoot, I managed to completely finish piecing, machine quilting, and binding the quilt so that I could gift it to the new parents for their photos! I couldn’t be more thrilled about the timing working out.

Pretty green dotted binding, machine-sewn

Pretty green dotted binding, machine-sewn

Now that TNNA preparations are in full swing at the studio, my mind seems to seek solace in making things. Weaving has been on my brain lately, since I gave a talk at the Richmond Weavers & Spinners Guild last Tuesday. I even managed to wind a warp today with Russell in the attic craft room with me (no small feat, as he tears the place up). And I’m still enamoured with quilting more things… but specifically using handwoven fabric made from handpainted warps. Talk about slow cloth. What are you making this weekend?

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founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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14 thoughts on “Friday FO: My Song Baby Quilt

  1. Jenn says:

    This quilt is stunning! I finally hauled out my sewing machine after a year tucked away and am just finishing up a project but this is definitely going on my to-do list.

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Thanks so much Jenn! Would love to see your quilts too! :)

  2. Jenn says:

    This quilt is stunning! I finally hauled out my sewing machine after a year tucked away and am just finishing up a project but this is definitely going on my to-do list.

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Thanks so much Jenn! Would love to see your quilts too! :)

  3. Anna French says:

    Hello, I’m the designer of the quilt pattern and I stumbled upon your creation on Pinterest! I love it! May I share it on my Instagram acct?

    1. Anna French says:

      Nevermind, I already did. Silly me. :) I love your website!

  4. Anna French says:

    Hello, I’m the designer of the quilt pattern and I stumbled upon your creation on Pinterest! I love it! May I share it on my Instagram acct?

    1. Anna French says:

      Nevermind, I already did. Silly me. :) I love your website!

  5. Zoua says:

    I purchased the pattern a while ago and now am going to get serious about making the actual quilt!! Are those fat quarters that you used? I am going to be making the crib sized version so will just purchase 2 full yards of the Kona White, but am unsure how how much of each pattern to get for the patterned/colored pieces.

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Not fat quarters… although you could definitely use those! I purchased 9 fabrics cut from the bolt. I think I just got the minimum amount of each… something like 1/4 yard (0.25 m) cut of each.

    2. Zoua says:

      I was too excited to start and wasn’t sure if you’d see my question so I went ahead and bought fat quarters. A lot more work entailed (not enough fabric to work with to cut left and right pieces at same time) but I’m almost done cutting the herringbone pieces! Hoping the color scheme I picked goes well!! Thanks for responding!

  6. Zoua says:

    I purchased the pattern a while ago and now am going to get serious about making the actual quilt!! Are those fat quarters that you used? I am going to be making the crib sized version so will just purchase 2 full yards of the Kona White, but am unsure how how much of each pattern to get for the patterned/colored pieces.

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Not fat quarters… although you could definitely use those! I purchased 9 fabrics cut from the bolt. I think I just got the minimum amount of each… something like 1/4 yard (0.25 m) cut of each.

    2. Zoua says:

      I was too excited to start and wasn’t sure if you’d see my question so I went ahead and bought fat quarters. A lot more work entailed (not enough fabric to work with to cut left and right pieces at same time) but I’m almost done cutting the herringbone pieces! Hoping the color scheme I picked goes well!! Thanks for responding!

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