Collaborative Baby Quilt II
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Collaborative Quilt II {TGIFF}

My mother and I recently wrapped up our second collaborative quilt for the year. This is a baby quilt for a new family member, and her baby room is going to be decorated with a mermaid theme in aqua, coral, and white. My mom chose to purchase and use my Tessellated Leaves pattern to piece the top, and we picked out fabrics together for the quilt when we were at QuiltCon! About 2 weeks ago, I received the pieced top and backing from my mom, and I had the pleasure of quilting, binding, and shipping it off to its forever home.

Collaborative Baby Quilt II

Collaborative Baby Quilt II

I used 50wt Aurifil white thread (2024) in the center, 50wt Aurifil 5006 in the aqua border, and 50wt Aurifil 2420 in the coral border. I always keep the same color in the bobbin as well.

Collaborative Baby Quilt II - Quilting Detail

Collaborative Baby Quilt II – Quilting Detail

Over the center Tessellated Leaves portion of the quilt I quilted an all over meandering loop pattern with occasional hearts thrown in. In the aqua border I used a rounded back and forth line, and in the coral border I tried a new quilting pattern for the first time (although you have seen it used again recently in the Cocoa Leaf Medallion quilt): flowers.

Collaborative Baby Quilt II - Label

Collaborative Baby Quilt II – Label

Once again my mother went above and beyond and made a STUNNING quilt label for the back of the quilt. The mermaids she created using the fabric scraps from the front just blow my mind! I really enjoy being able to collaborate to create quilts for our family with my mother, especially when she make me look so good (my name is on that beautiful label!)!! 😉

Collaborative Baby Quilt II - Backing

Collaborative Baby Quilt II – Backing

The quilt backing uses another greenish-aqua print and some left over white and coral scraps. I like seeing how the different thread colors read across the back; the white just blends in with everything!

And there is another huge first for me on this quilt: I quilted most of it with the stitch regulator on my long arm turned off. It was liberating and so much fun! I spent an hour practicing on some scrap fabric before working up the courage to go for it on this quilt, and I am glad to have pushed myself to try it.

Collaborative Baby Quilt II

Collaborative Baby Quilt II

Quilt Size Statistics

  • Flimsy Finish: 46-inches wide by 58-inches long
  • After Quilting: 45-inches wide by 57-inches long
  • After First Wash: 42.5-inches wide by 53.5-inches long

Linking up with TGIFF and  Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? (buttons to the right)

23 thoughts on “Collaborative Quilt II {TGIFF}

  1. Adorable! Love the soft colours chosen for this sweet quilt. Those loops and hearts for the quilting are such a compliment to this fun design. That label is incredible! Your mom is so creative….. I can see where you get it from!

  2. I thinks it’s wonderful that you quilt together with your mother. A beautiful quilt that I’m sure will be treasured.

  3. Marly says:

    Beautiful baby quilt in delightfully restful fabrics. Great collaboration!

  4. Oh my GOODNESS! You and your Mom made one gorgeous quilt! It looks so beautiful! The colors are beautiful! Just BEAUTIFUL! WOW!

  5. RuthB says:

    Love the softness of it – really works as a baby quilt and beautiful quilting! I really should make more of an effort with labels – your mum is brilliant for the the extra touch it gives!

  6. Wow! You and your Mom do great work! The colors are wonderfully soothing without screaming ‘baby’ and that label! The quilting is fantastic. I’m sure this quilt will be loved!

  7. Carol says:

    The quilt is absolutely beautiful and the label makes this a very special gift!

  8. Renee says:

    Your mom did a beautiful job on piecing it, and the quilting you chose looks lovely! I bet the recipient will love it!

  9. Judy says:

    Beautifully done by both of you! I really like the loops with the occasional heart and the border design! Congratulations on stepping outside the comfort zone and turning off the stitch regulator!! And that label! It is fantastic!

  10. Shauna says:

    so cute, the colors are so calming, perfect for a baby’s room

  11. Love the little hearts that you worked into your FMQ and the mermaids on the label are sweet. Another great finish! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

  12. Lara B. says:

    You and your Mom make a great team Yvonne! What a blessing to be able to make a quilt together. It turned out great and I so love the quilting you did – especially the floral outer border – and your Mom’s label too! I’ve read a lot about stitch regulators and it is very interesting to me that you felt freed when you turned yours off.

  13. Vera says:

    Your quilting is lovely and so are the colors! Well done both of you!

  14. Oh, how fun to work with your mom like this! The quilt turned out so beautifully, and that label is gorgeous!

  15. I love how this quilt looks soft and muted from far, but the details in the fabric and quilting sparkle when you zoom in. What a lovely project for you to work on with your mother. You are both incredibly talented, and I really enjoy seeing what you do together. I had no idea that longarms have stitch regulators, but it looks like you mastered quilting without one very quickly. Way to go!

  16. Its beautiful! I spy a few hearts in that last picture – what a lovely idea. That label too – so cute!!

  17. sally says:

    Lots of things to love about this quilt, but my top 3 might have to be: that quilt label, those flowers in the coral border and the backing fabric.

  18. This is so beautiful! The mermaids!!! Is that real life? Amazing. Collaborative quilts are the best.

  19. Helen says:

    It’s lovely to work on something with your mum. Nice to see it taking shape and I loved your quilting . Love the different colours of quilting thread

  20. I really like how the pattern looks in these softer colors, it really gives the design a whole different feel.

  21. It’s really interesting seeing this pattern in more muted colors. The pattern is subtle but still there. Great job with quilting without the stitch regulator!

  22. Christine Sherman says:

    You’re right, that label is beautiful! Another great finish 🙂

  23. I LOVE these soft colors and gives another dynamic to your quilt pattern! Bravo! Also… I am too scared to go without a stitch regulator. Your stitching looks beautiful and so even considering its off, it doesn’t even look like it was off at all!

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