Baby Quilt Number 3

I don’t know if you remember but when I was posting about the lattice square baby quilt I made last fall, I said that there would be three new babies born in the start of 2017 in our family. This will bring my parent’s number of great-grands up to 12!  I wanted to make a quilt for the third baby who is due at the end of this month. This  morning I finished the quilt top.

Isn’t it adorable? The bright, rainbow colors make it a cheery quilt for a new baby girl.

Using this free pattern, When You Wish, designed by Kristy of Bonjour Quilts was a snap. It is a collection of HST’s arranged in quadrants. To download the pattern, just sign up for her newsletter. Just so you know, Kristy doesn’t over do it with the quantity of newsletters she sends out and I enjoy reading them. She has a nice selection of patterns for sale in her shop too.

This quilt finishes out at 40″ x 40″ and because of it’s reasonable size, I look forward to quilting it.

I have this little black and white print called Cheerios, in my shop that might be fun for the binding. It is from the Sweet Tweets line and is the one on the bottom in the photo above.  I will hunt through my stash for the backing though. There is a plethora of choices in there and I want to use up some of the yardage. It was great to make this quilt top solely with the fat quarters in my stash.

Happy to have this quilt top done and I will likely get started on quilting it this weekend. I am really looking forward to seeing pictures of all three babies on their quilts. I will share them with you when I get them together.  Have a wonderful weekend all.

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13 thoughts on “Baby Quilt Number 3

  1. JanineMarie

    What a wonderful population explosion in your family. Family reunions will be a blast!! Such a fun quilt top, and a perfect size for quilting without a lot of drag. Not to mention a perfect size for wrapping another wee one. So many options for quilting it, too. I wonder what you will choose. I love the idea of Cheerios binding for a baby quilt. Do you remember the cute TV ads from a few years ago of babies playing with their Cheerios in their high chairs? Precious!!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      As always, the quilting decisions are hard. I was considering spiral quilting it out. If I do, how would it look if I offset the spiral somehow? So it wouldn’t start from the center and the lines would echo out? I need to draw first. It will be a fun one though.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Yes, I think it is fun to use the bold colors. My niece is using bright colors so this should work well for her.

      Have a great weekend Stephanie.

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  2. Kate

    A beautiful explosion of colour, that’s the only way I could describe it, it’s perfect for a baby girl. Your family is so Blessed with all the new arrivals, congratulations to all.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      We are blessed. This is surely the year of the babies! I can’t wait for the next one to arrive. There can never be too many babies!!
      Have a wonderful weekend Kate.

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  3. Linda

    This is just beautiful! Turned out so nicely – you were fast! I am glad to know it goes together quickly. Looking forward to seeing what you choose for backing. And can’t wait for pics of the babies on their quilts! I had to scroll down to your previous post for another peek at those sweet cheeks. 🙂
    I’m having trouble identifying the flowers in your first photo. Primrose?

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Linda. I am really happy with it and keep thinking of other colorways to try… oranges and yellows radiating out would be fun. I have this brightly colored print with little frog princes (frogs wearing crowns) and I might see if I have enough of , the flowers are primroses. I love that deep orange shade.

      Happy weekend!!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you! Baby number three is due in a few days. My sister (the Grammy for this baby) is driving down to Southern Cal today to help out with the two older siblings when baby comes. Since we already know it is a girl, we are all anxious to learn her name. It seems like the baby’s name is often the surprise now – when parents have chosen to find out the gender.

      I better get that little star quilt basted and ready to quilt!

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