It was made using Plain Spoken pattern from Modern Quilt Workshop. I made it for my friend, Sarah, for her first baby boy. The colors correspond to how she decorated the nursery. When I first started sewing, Sarah and I would talk about quilting and would occasionally sew together. Once I learned that she was pregnant, it only seemed appropriate to make her a quilt.
I really enjoyed making this one. It was one of the first quilts I finished- the third if I remember correctly. Looking back, it definitely had it's quirks. The binding was a bit funky and it was my first attempt at free motion quilting. But I still really liked it in the end.
Sarah's baby, Owen, was born 5 weeks early. In fact, he was born the Wednesday BEFORE the baby shower. I was actually running behind making the quilt and didn't think I'd have the binding on before the shower. I had contemplated giving it to her unfinished and then finishing it before he was born. Needless to say, THAT didn't happen. I had to really rush finishing it up. But in the end, it worked out perfectly because I was able to place a label with all of Owen's stats on it.
Sarah loved the quilt and she just celebrated the first birthday of her healthy little boy! Perfect! :)
I finished my 9-patch quilt a couple weeks ago. I love it! This is the largest quilt I have completed so far at about 65"x88". It's going to be a great winter snuggling on the couch quilt. :)
I originally planned to quilt this similarly to the inspiration quilt. I started that way, but after a several lines, I unfortunately realized my seams didn't line up well enough. It looked terrible! So I ripped it all out and went for the all over stipple. The new machine was great for this! I loved the extra room and quilting table. It made it so much easier to maneuver the quilt. I can't imagine doing this on the old machine!
For the back I used a light green solid and for the binding I used Kona Cotton Cotton in Caribbean. I really love the color of the binding.