Saturday, 20 January 2018

First quilt finish of 2018

I had been asked to make a commission quilt back in August last year for a baby due in January.
I had made the top but was waiting for baby to be born and named so I could applique her name on the front and quilt it. Baby Ebony was born on 5th January and I worked hard on the quilt, finishing it on Thursday evening ready to hand over to Ebony's Aunty Jo who had asked me to make it. I did that yesterday and was thrilled at Jo's utter delight when she unfolded the quilt.  It's odd how nervous I am when I make a quilt to order - I'm always unsure of my colour and fabric choices when I am trying to follow the customer's requirements. Jo had asked for grey to be included and for it not to be "too pink and girly". I was pleased with the finished quilt and just hoped Jo would be too. Icing on the cake for me when I saw her obvious delight.  Phew!!

Here it is:

Ebony's Quilt entitled ( at Jo's request) "Miracle".

And close ups of the appliqued name panel:

I used the grey border fabric for the backing and binding too.
I hadn't made Tumblers before and really loved them and will make baby quilts with them again.  I liked hand quilting with Perle around the inside of each Tumbler.
The quilt finished at 38" x32".


  1. Lovely looking quilt. Wonderful finish. Tumblers are a fun easy block to work with..

  2. How I agree with you; making quilts for others makes me nervous. I'm always surprised when people like the quilts I made them. Congratulations on your beautiful finish.

  3. The color combo turned out really well. You,did an excellent job on the name. Did you,fuse or glue it. Can you use those things for a baby quilt? I haven't attempted that yet, it terrifies me.

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    1. Thank you! Your comment is so appreciated.

  5. Great job! I also get very nervous about making things to order.