Collaborative Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail
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Collaborative Baby Quilt

My mother and I collaborated to create a baby quilt for close friends. My mom pieced the quilt top and made an AWESOME quilt label. I did some quick piecing for the backing, quilted, and bound the quilt. Mom passed along the quilt to me when I was at QuiltCon, and I got the quilt done and shipped barely in time (they received the quilt on Wednesday, and baby was born on Thursday!)

Collaborative Baby Quilt

Collaborative Baby Quilt

My mom has really been inspired by Jacquie Gering, and her wonky log cabin blocks are a lot of fun. There are some fabulous Tula Pink Saltwater prints and she used some of Angela Walter’s Drift prints, too.

Collaborative Baby Quilt

Collaborative Baby Quilt

I had quilt holding duties this time, and I think it is quite silly to see my legs and feet peaking out underneath the quilt.

Collaborative Baby Quilt - AWESOME Label

Collaborative Baby Quilt – AWESOME Label

I just love the label that my mom made for the back of the quilt!

Collaborative Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail

Collaborative Baby Quilt – Quilting Detail

I used a large ribbon candy quilting pattern in the borders with a navy blue Mettler 50 wt thread. For the blocks I used 50 wt Aurfil 2024 (white) and quilted meandering spirals or waves.

Collaborative Baby Quilt

Collaborative Baby Quilt

I did not really keep track of my time spent on this quilt since I only did some of the work. But I did track the sizes of the quilt!

  • Finished Flimsy: 42-inches wide by 60.5-inches tall
  • After Quilting / Binding: 40.5-inches wide by 59-inches tall
  • After First Wash: 39-inches wide by 56-inches tall (~7% shrinkage)
Collaborative Baby Quilt

Collaborative Baby Quilt

I used Quilter’s Dream Green batting.

Linking up to Monday Makers and Main Crush Monday (buttons to the right).

21 thoughts on “Collaborative Baby Quilt

  1. pbarretthill says:

    That is very pretty! Love the label. How do you like that batting? Well, that will be one comfy baby wrapped up in that quilt!

  2. Serena@Sewgiving says:

    I love that you made this with your mum … that’s so cool! Sounds like you got it done just in the nick of time too! I’m a huge fan of the Drift fabric line … it’s so nice to see pieces of it in this quilt :)

  3. Patricia C says:

    Great quilt for a baby. Your Mom’s label is prefect.

  4. So cute! Love the label! :)

  5. Terri Ann says:

    It’s so lovely. Those improv blocks are really neat; your mum did a wonderful job and you knocked the quilting out of the park…err.. sea, as usual :)

  6. knitnkwilt says:

    the quilt may have feet, but it also has flowers blooming out its top. Lovely colors with a nice high contrast sashing/border to interest baby eyes.

  7. Maryse says:

    Lovely! Beautiful team work!
    What do you think of the Quilter’s dream batting?

  8. I really like those colors and the label is super cool. How fun you got to do this with your Mom!

  9. Renee says:

    I had Matt hold up my finished quilt this morning before he left on a business trip (you’ll be getting an email shortly), and I was hoping our small peach teach would be blooming enough for photos with the quilt, but no. So I love seeing this quilt in front of your blooming tree! It’s a great baby quilt, the quilting works so well with the fun blocks and theme. The quilt label is great! Makes me want to draw octopus on my quilts.

  10. Kaja says:

    This is a great baby quilt – I really like your quilting and love your Mum’s octopus!

  11. Judy says:

    What a great quilt and that label is awesome!! Very cool mom/daughter project :)

  12. Helen says:

    Love the label smd the soft Aqua colours in your quilt . Lovely that you and your mum worked together

  13. Jasmine says:

    I love working on projects with my mom. So fun to see what you did with yours. Your swirls and wishbone quilting are great! And don’t worry, we are all looking at the darling quilt. Not your feet. ;)

  14. Beautiful! I love how the dark blue provides such a good, strong frame for the wonky blocks. Your quilting adds the perfect texture.

  15. Love the octopus! (And don’t think I have not noticed the great swirly quilting again. Really must try that.)

  16. This is truly sweet- and just under the wire to boot? Nice…

  17. Ruth says:

    My mum doesn’t sew but she does help me with colour choice – its great you got to work on something creative with her. Lovely quilt as result too

  18. Great team work! That’s what it’s all about! You and your mother make a great pair! Love this wacky log cabin quilt!

  19. This is great! I love those improv blocks. Jacquie Gering is so darn awesome, I love her work too! Sounds like your package arrived just in time :)

  20. Vera says:

    Neat! You were so productive while I hibernate, lol.

  21. sally says:

    Lovely quilt, those colours are perfect, but – and I don’t think I’ve ever said this before! – my favourite thing about this quilt has to be the label, I love that octopus! Is it appliqued or embroidered or what?

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)