Wednesday, April 10, 2019

First Birthday Quilt

Zoe's quilt and pillowcase finished April 2019

by Alisa

Mom and I made a quilt for my niece Zoe's first birthday. It features Love You! fabrics from Sandy Gervais for Moda and a sweet custom tag from Border City Quilts. I designed and pieced the top and turned it over to Grammy for sashing, custom machine quilting, binding and a matching pillowcase!

The quilt is a  modification of the free Criss Cross Quilt pattern by Monique Jacobs for Bluprint in the Crib/Lap size. There is a great video tutorial available from Angela Waters of The Midnight Quilt Show. I really enjoyed making this pattern, it was very forgiving. I had to trim the columns a bit narrower than recommended, but it didn't impact the overall design at all.

For the top, I used a jelly roll from Love You! by Sandy Gervais for Moda along with 1 extra 2 1/2" strip from each of Love You Arrows Aqua and Love You Arrows Multi yardage. The top and bottom borders and the backing are 2 yards of Bella Solids yardage in White Bleached. The binding is cut from a yard of Love You Small Hearts Lipstick yardage. Batting is Warm and Natural from Warm Company.

Mom made the coordinating pillowcase from her Burrito-style holiday pillowcases tutorial using the Love You collection fabrics: Arrows Aqua, Arrows Multi and Small Hearts Lipstick.

Zoe turns one in May, we hope she likes her quilt!